Category Archives: CAG repeat

Study identifies previously unknown proteins in Huntington’s disease pathology.


Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that damages nerve cells and causes parts of the brain to deteriorate, leading to uncontrolled movements and cognitive problems. There is no way to stop the disease’s progression, though medications can treat some symptoms.   The disease is caused by an expansion of a CAG (cytosine-adenine-guanine) triplet repeat in either of an individual’s two copies

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