Large genetic animal models of Huntington's Disease.

  title={Large genetic animal models of Huntington's Disease.},
  author={A. Jennifer Morton and David S Howland},
  journal={Journal of Huntington's disease},
  volume={2 1},
The dominant nature of the Huntington's disease gene mutation has allowed genetic models to be developed in multiple species, with the mutation causing an abnormal neurological phenotype in all animals in which it is expressed. Many different rodent models have been generated. The most widely used of these, the transgenic R6/2 mouse, carries the mutation in a fragment of the human huntingtin gene and has a rapidly progressive and fatal neurological phenotype with many relevant pathological… CONTINUE READING