About the Authors

Eugenio Mercuri

mercuri@rm.unicatt.it

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Giorgia Coratti

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Sonia Messina

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences and Nemo and Clinical Center, Psychiatry and Anaesthesiology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Valeria Ricotti

Affiliation Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, Institute of Child Health, University College, London, United Kingdom

Giovanni Baranello

Affiliation Developmental Neurology Unit, Istituto Neurologico “Besta”, Milan, Italy

Adele D’Amico

Affiliation Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurosciences, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy

Maria Carmela Pera

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Emilio Albamonte

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Serena Sivo

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Elena Stacy Mazzone

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Maria Teresa Arnoldi

Affiliation Developmental Neurology Unit, Istituto Neurologico “Besta”, Milan, Italy

Lavinia Fanelli

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Roberto De Sanctis

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Domenico M Romeo

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Gian Luca Vita

Affiliation Department of Neurosciences and Nemo and Clinical Center, Psychiatry and Anaesthesiology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Roberta Battini

Affiliation Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Stella Maris Institute, Pisa, Italy

Enrico Bertini

Affiliation Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurosciences, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy

Francesco Muntoni

Affiliation Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, Institute of Child Health, University College, London, United Kingdom

Marika Pane

Affiliation Department of Paediatric Neurology, Catholic University, and Nemo Roma center for neuromuscular disorders, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EM MP ESM SM EB FM GB. Performed the experiments: GC LF RDS ESM MTA GLV VR ADA GB SS. Analyzed the data: GC RB MP MCP EA SM FM ESM DMR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MCP EA SS SM EB GB DMR. Wrote the paper: EM MP RB GC SM EB FM ADA GB ESM.