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Natural behavior polymorphism due to a cGMP-dependent protein kinase of Drosophila.
Naturally occuring polymorphisms in behavior are difficult to map genetically and thus are refractory to molecular characterization. An exception is the foraging gene (for), a gene that has twoExpand
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CAG expansion in the Huntington disease gene is associated with a specific and targetable predisposing haplogroup.
Huntington disease (HD) is an autosomal-dominant disorder that results from >or=36 CAG repeats in the HD gene (HTT). Approximately 10% of patients inherit a chromosome that underwent CAG expansionExpand
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HTT haplotypes contribute to differences in Huntington disease prevalence between Europe and East Asia
Huntington disease (HD) results from CAG expansion in the huntingtin (HTT) gene. Although HD occurs worldwide, there are large geographic differences in its prevalence. The prevalence in populationsExpand
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Marked differences in neurochemistry and aggregates despite similar behavioural and neuropathological features of Huntington disease in the full-length BACHD and YAC128 mice.
The development of animal models of Huntington disease (HD) has enabled studies that help define the molecular aberrations underlying the disease. The BACHD and YAC128 transgenic mouse models of HDExpand
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The Transcription Factor Encyclopedia
Here we present the Transcription Factor Encyclopedia (TFe), a new web-based compendium of mini review articles on transcription factors (TFs) that is founded on the principles of open access andExpand
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Putting proteins in their place: Palmitoylation in Huntington disease and other neuropsychiatric diseases
Post-translational modification of proteins by the lipid palmitate is critical for protein localization and function. Palmitoylation is regulated by the opposing enzymes palmitoyl acyltransferasesExpand
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CAG-encoded polyglutamine length polymorphism in the human genome
BackgroundExpansion of polyglutamine-encoding CAG trinucleotide repeats has been identified as the pathogenic mutation in nine different genes associated with neurodegenerative disorders. TheExpand
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Hip14l-deficient mice develop neuropathological and behavioural features of Huntington disease.
Palmitoylation, the dynamic post-translational addition of the lipid, palmitate, to proteins by Asp-His-His-Cys-containing palmitoyl acyltransferase (PAT) enzymes, modulates protein function andExpand
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The palmitoyl acyltransferase HIP14 shares a high proportion of interactors with huntingtin: implications for a role in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease.
HIP14 is the most highly conserved of 23 human palmitoyl acyltransferases (PATs) that catalyze the post-translational addition of palmitate to proteins, including huntingtin (HTT). HIP14 isExpand
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Regulation of ABCA1 Protein Expression and Function in Hepatic and Pancreatic Islet Cells by miR-145
Objective—The ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) protein maintains cellular cholesterol homeostasis in several different tissues. In the liver, ABCA1 is crucial for high-density lipoproteinExpand
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