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The Mechanisms of Huntington’s Disease

By • Apr 21st, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Huntington’s Disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder.  The degradation of neurons in Huntington’s leads to an inability to control movements, emotional disturbances and a general lessening in metal facilities.  The disorder is caused dominant mutation in the gene huntingin which codes for a protein that is also called huntingin.  A mutation in the protein leads […]