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Link Between Low Cysteine and Huntington’s Disease Revealed in Mouse Study

Jul 29, 2016 07:08 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

low cysteine, oxidative stress linked to Huntington'sResearchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that patients with Huntington’s disease have a deficient system controlling the amount of the amino acid cysteine that goes inside cells — a deficit linked to oxidative stress. The authors of the study, “Transcriptional control of amino acid homeostasis is disrupted in Huntington’s disease,” published in the journal […]

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New Model of Specific Brain Region Might Lead to Better Huntington’s Disease Treatment

Jul 27, 2016 07:00 am | Magdalena Kegel

 

basal ganglia and diseases like Huntington'sWhat do people with Huntington’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ADHD have in common? The answer is the basal ganglia, a brain region that controls movement. Recent research suggests a new model for how this region initiates and sustains movement, showing that two pathways, previously thought mutually exclusive, can actually work in parallel. The study, […]

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