Intracellular processing and toxicity of the truncated androgen receptor: nuclear congophilia-associated cell death.


The pathogenesis of the selective motor neuron death in spinal bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is not fully understood. Similar to observations with other mutant polyglutamine (poly Q) expanded proteins, truncated androgen receptor (AR) with expanded poly Q tract cause intracellular aggregates; however, the precise relationship between aggregates and disease… (More)