Cerebrospinal fluid matrix metalloproteinases are elevated in cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy and correlate with MRI severity and neurologic dysfunction.

TitleCerebrospinal fluid matrix metalloproteinases are elevated in cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy and correlate with MRI severity and neurologic dysfunction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsThibert KA, Raymond GV, Nascene DR, Miller WP, Tolar J, Orchard PJ, Lund TC
JournalPloS one
Volume7
Issue11
Paginatione50430
Date Published2012
Abstract

X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy results from mutations in the ABCD1 gene disrupting the metabolism of very-long-chain fatty acids. The most serious form of ALD, cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD), causes neuroinflammation and demyelination. Neuroimaging in cALD shows inflammatory changes and indicates blood-brain-barrier (BBB) disruption. We hypothesize that disruption may occur through the degradation of the extracellular matrix defining the BBB by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs have not been evaluated in the setting of cALD.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0050430
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE