Cerebellar Developmental Disorders and Cerebellar Nuclei

  • Hong-Ting Prekop
  • Alessio Delogu
  • Richard J. T. WingateEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)


While significant progress has been made in the last 10 years in understanding the development of cerebellar nuclei, they remain a relatively less well-studied cell group in the brain. In this chapter, we review the anatomical organisation of the cerebellar nuclei and their connections to highlight outstanding developmental questions. We then describe recent progress in dissecting the lineages of cerebellar neurons that may point to new understanding of their involvement in congenital clinical disorders.


Dentate nucleus Interposed nucleus Fastigial nucleus Inferior olive Purkinje cell Rhombic lip Ventricular zone Ptf1a Atoh1 Pax2 Nuclear transitory zone 


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  • Hong-Ting Prekop
    • 1
  • Alessio Delogu
    • 2
  • Richard J. T. Wingate
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  1. 1.Medical Research Council Centre for Neurodevelopmental DisordersKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Wohl InstituteKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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