Latest Huntingtin Stories
In Huntington's disease, abnormally long strands of glutamine in the huntingtin (Htt) protein, called polyglutamines, cause subtle changes in cellular functions that lead to neurodegeneration and death.
A Swedish study has shown that people with Huntington’s disease may have protection from cancer. The study also suggests there may be a genetic mechanism in diseases such as Huntington’s capable of fighting off cancer cells.
Treatment that increases brain levels of a crucial regulatory enzyme may slow the loss of brain cells that characterize Huntington’s disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to this study.
Treatment that increases brain levels of an important regulatory enzyme may slow the loss of brain cells that characterizes Huntington's disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Huntington's disease (HD) is characterized by ongoing destruction of specific neurons within the brain.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a universally fatal neurodegenerative disease.
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how a form of the protein linked to Huntington's disease influences the timing and severity of its symptoms, offering new avenues for treating not only this disease, but also a variety of similar conditions.
A tiny difference in the coding pattern of a single gene significantly affects the rate at which men's intellectual function drops with advancing age.
Melatonin, best known for its role in sleep regulation, delayed the onset of symptoms and reduced mortality in a mouse model of Huntington's disease, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.