Genetics and neuropathology of Huntington's disease.


Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant progressive neurodegenerative disorder that prominently affects the basal ganglia, leading to affective, cognitive, behavioral and motor decline. The basis of HD is a CAG repeat expansion to >35 CAG in a gene that codes for a ubiquitous protein known as huntingtin, resulting in an expanded N-terminal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-381328-2.00014-6