Browsing: Huntington’s Disease

Faculty Study leader Dr. Steven Potkin

UCI-led study demonstrates how Huntington’s disease proteins spread from cell to cell

By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington’s disease spread from cell to cell, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds – a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease.