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Mayo Clinic Study Of Defective Gene That Causes Huntington's Sheds New Light On Disease

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October 17, 2001
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Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the intact mutant protein apparently kills brain cells in patients with Huntington’s Disease by grabbing onto its normal counterpart and other key players in the cell and drawing them into bundles. It is suspected this action prevents the targets from performing their normal functions in the cell.

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that the intact mutant protein apparently kills brain cells in patients with Huntington’s Disease by grabbing onto its normal counterpart and other key players in the cell and drawing them into bundles. It is suspected this action prevents the targets from performing their normal functions in the cell.


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Mayo Clinic. (2001, October 17). Mayo Clinic Study Of Defective Gene That Causes Huntington's Sheds New Light On Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011017064812.htm
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