Transcriptional profiles for distinct aggregation states of mutant Huntingtin exon 1 protein unmask new Huntington's disease pathways
Nagaraj S Moily, Angelique R Ormsby, Aleksandar Stojilovic, Yasmin M Ramdzan, Jeannine Diesch, Ross D Hannan, Michelle S Zajac, Anthony J Hannan, Alicia Oshlack, Danny M Hatters
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2017
Huntington's disease is caused by polyglutamine (polyQ)-expansion mutations in the CAG tandem repeat of the Huntingtin gene. The central feature of Huntington's disease pathology is the aggregation of mutant Huntingtin (Htt) protein into micrometer-sized inclusion bodies. Soluble mutant Htt states are most proteotoxic and trigger an enhanced risk of death whereas inclusions confer different changes to cellular health, and may even provide adaptive responses to stress. Yet the molecular mechanisms underpinning these changes remain unclear. Using the flow cytometry method of pulse-shape analysis (PulSA) to sort neuroblastoma (Neuro2a) cells enriched with mutant or wild-type Htt into different ..View full abstract
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This work was supported by grants to DMH from the Australian Research Council (grant number FT120100039); grants/fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council Project to DMH (grant numbers APP1049458, APP1049459 and APP1102059), and a grant from the Hereditary Disease Foundation (USA). AJH is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow.