So far, over 500 families have been identified worldwide in many different ethnic groups. With the awareness of the hereditary aspects of CADASIL and Notch3 mutation analysis, special care and management of CADASIL patients are improving and genetic counseling is being provided to patients and their families. In the absence of preventive therapeutics, the combined efforts of research groups are focused on finding an animal model presenting brain parenchyma damage comparable to that of humans. This could be the key to unveiling the sequence of events leading from mutant gene to VSMC destruction and, in the future, could function as a model for therapeutic testing.
In the SVD field, the identification of CADASIL as a hereditary systemic vascular disease represents a paradigm for research, and the significance of the findings goes well beyond the condition itself because new disease identifications are likely to be in progress.
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