Primary cilia and autophagic dysfunction in Huntington's disease.
Orlando, United States. In Cell Death Differ, 30 Sep 2015
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited, neurodegenerative disorder caused by a single-gene mutation: a CAG expansion in the huntingtin (HTT) gene that results in production of a mutated protein, mutant HTT, with a polyglutamine tail (polyQ-HTT).
Targeting Hsp90/Hsp70-based protein quality control for treatment of adult onset neurodegenerative diseases.
In Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol, Dec 2014
Critical target proteins that unfold and aggregate in these diseases, such as the polyglutamine androgen receptor in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, huntingtin in Huntington's disease, α-synuclein in Parkinson's disease, and tau in Alzheimer's disease, are client proteins of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), and their turnover is regulated by the protein quality control function of the Hsp90/Hsp70-based chaperone machinery.