Jesse M Hunter

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The aggregation of mutant polyglutamine (polyQ) proteins has sparked interest in the role of protein quality-control pathways in Huntington's disease (HD) and related polyQ disorders. Employing a novel knock-in HD mouse model, we provide in vivo evidence of early, sustained alterations of autophagy in response to mutant huntingtin (mhtt). The HdhQ200(More)
Serine:glyoxylate aminotransferase, a marker enzyme for leaf peroxisomes, has been purified to homogeneity from cucumber cotyledons (Cucumis sativus cv Improved Long Green). The isolation procedure involved precipitation with polyethyleneimine, a two-step ammonium sulfate fractionation (35 to 45%), gel filtration on Ultrogel AcA 34, and ion exchange(More)
Huntington's disease homolog (Hdh) mRNA levels in mice with different Hdh alleles were measured. Brain Hdh mRNA levels varied up to threefold in genetically identical wild-type mice, indicating nongenetic factors influence Hdh expression. Striatal Hdh mRNA levels from an allele with a repeat expanded to 150 CAGs were diminished compared with wild-type and(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive, autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by an abnormally expanded CAG repeat in the HD gene. Ubiquitylated aggregates containing mutant huntingtin protein in neurons are hallmarks of HD. Misfolded mutant huntingtin monomers, oligomers, or aggregates may be a result of, and cause, ubiquitin- proteasome(More)
The G protein betagamma subunit dimer (Gbetagamma) and the Gbeta5/regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) dimer play fundamental roles in propagating and regulating G protein pathways, respectively. How these complexes form dimers when the individual subunits are unstable is a question that has remained unaddressed for many years. In the case of Gbetagamma,(More)
The inheritance of a long CAG repeat causes several late onset neurological disorders including Huntington's disease (HD). Longer CAG repeats correlate with earlier onset of HD suggesting an increased toxicity for the products of long repeat alleles. PCR based data has been used to show that HD CAG repeat expansion beyond the inherited length occurs in(More)
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