Future perspectives: What lies ahead for Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis research?

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2020 Sep 1;1866(9):165681. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2020.165681. Epub 2020 Jan 8.


Progress is being made in all aspects of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) research, resulting in many recent advances. These advances encompass several areas that were previously thought intractable, ranging from basic science, through to a better understanding of the clinical presentation of different forms of NCL, therapeutic development, and new clinical trials that are underway. Increasing numbers of original NCL research papers continue to be published, and this new sense of momentum is greatly encouraging for the field. Here, we make some predictions as to what we can anticipate in the next few years.

Keywords: Batten disease; Future perspectives; International congress; Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Genetic Therapy
  • Humans
  • Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses* / metabolism
  • Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses* / pathology
  • Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses* / therapy