Ph.D. Univ. of Massachusetts
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant degenerative disease caused by a CAG trinucleotide expansion in the Huntingtin (htt) gene. The most vulnerable brain areas to mutant HTT-evoked toxicity are the striatum and cortex. In spite of the extensive efforts that have been devoted to the characterization of HD pathogenesis, no disease-modifying therapy for HD is currently available.