Kari L. Koszdin

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Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a CAG repeat expansion. To determine the mechanism of neurotoxicity, we produced transgenic mice and observed a cone-rod dystrophy. Nuclear inclusions were present, suggesting that the disease pathway involves the nucleus. When yeast two-hybrid assays indicated that cone-rod(More)
The synuclein family of proteins is a group of primarily brain-expressed polypeptides that show a high degree of amino acid conservation. alpha-Synuclein is the best known of the synuclein family, as it is a major component of the Lewy body, a cytoplasmic inclusion characteristic of Parkinson's disease as well as a variety of related neurodegenerative(More)
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