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Decreased cognitive function of ALG13KO female mice may be related to the decreased plasticity of hippocampal neurons

Asparagine-linked glycosylation 13 (ALG13) is an X-linked gene that encodes a protein involved in the glycosylation of the N-terminus. ALG13 deficiency leads to ALG13-congenital disorders of glycosylation (ALG13-CDG), usually in females presenting with mental retardation and epilepsy. Cognitive function is an important function of the hippocampus, and forms the basis for learning, memory and social abilities. However, researchers have not yet investigated the effect of ALG13 on hippocampal cognitive function. In this study, the exploration, learning, memory and social abilities of ALG13 knockout (KO) female mice were decreased in behavioral experiments.