Metabolic Determinants of Cerebellar Circuit Formation and Maintenance

Manuel Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Isaac Marin-Valencia

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Cells configure their metabolism in a synchronized and timely manner to meet their energy demands throughout development and adulthood. Transitions of developmental stages are coupled to metabolic shifts, such that glycolysis is highly active during cell proliferation, whereas oxidative phosphorylation prevails in postmitotic states. In the cerebellum, metabolic transitions are remarkable given its protracted developmental timelines. Such distinctive feature, along with its high neuronal density and metabolic demands, make the cerebellum highly vulnerable to metabolic insults. Despite the expansion of metabolomic approaches to uncover biological mechanisms, little is known about the role of metabolism on cerebellar development and maintenance. To illuminate the intricate connections between metabolism, physiology, and cerebellar disorders, we examined here the impact of metabolism on cerebellar growth, maturation, and adulthood through the lens of inborn errors of metabolism.

Original languageEnglish
StateAccepted/In press - 2023


  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellum
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neurodevelopment


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