Tom M. C. Smith

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A trinucleotide repeat (CAG) expansion in the huntingtin gene causes Huntington's disease (HD). In brain tissue from HD heterozygotes with adult onset and more clinically severe juvenile onset, where the largest expansions occur, a mutant protein of equivalent intensity to wild-type huntingtin was detected in cortical synaptosomes, indicating that a mutant(More)
Haematopoiesis in adult animals is maintained by haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which self-renew and can give rise to all blood cell lineages. The AGM region is an important intra-embryonic site of HSC development and a wealth of evidence indicates that HSCs emerge from the endothelium of the embryonic dorsal aorta and extra-embryonic large arteries.(More)
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