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Cell Transport ‘Traffic Jam’ Caused by Mutated Protein, Researchers Discover

Jun 08, 2017 02:56 pm | Alice Melão

 

mutated huntingtin proteinA mutated form of the huntingtin (mHTT) protein has been acknowledged as the cause of Huntington’s disease, but researchers have not been fully clear about how it disrupts the function of brain cells. A study, “Mutant Huntingtin Disrupts the Nuclear Pore Complex,” that was published in the scientific journal Neuron provides new knowledge that can help […]

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Voyager Selects Gene Therapy Candidate for Huntington’s Clinical Trials

Jun 06, 2017 01:49 pm | Magdalena Kegel

 

Voyager gene therapy candidateVoyager Therapeutics has a new candidate for the treatment of Huntington’s disease. The selected gene therapy is called VY-HTT01 and aims to prevent the production of protein from the mutant huntingtin gene (HTT). The compound is now undergoing preclinical studies of drug characteristics and toxicology as the company plans to file an investigational new drug (IND) application […]

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