Structural and functional analysis of the Josephin domain of the polyglutamine protein ataxin-3.

Ataxin-3 belongs to the family of polyglutamine proteins, which are associated with nine different neurodegenerative disorders. Relatively little is known about the structural and functional properties of ataxin-3, and only recently have these aspects of the protein begun to be explored. We have performed a preliminary investigation into the conserved N… CONTINUE READING