Early phenotypes that presage late-onset neurodegenerative disease allow testing of modifiers in Hdh CAG knock-in mice.

In Huntington's disease (HD), CAG repeats extend a glutamine tract in huntingtin to initiate the dominant loss of striatal neurons and chorea. Neuropathological changes include the formation of insoluble mutant N-terminal fragment, as nuclear/neuropil inclusions and filter-trap amyloid, which may either participate in the disease process or be a degradative… CONTINUE READING