Transcription meets metabolism in neurodegeneration

Christopher A. Ross, Leslie Michels Thompson

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A molecular basis for the metabolic abnormalities observed in Huntington disease is emerging. Transcription of a key mitochondrial regulator, PGC-1α, is dysregulated by mutant huntingtin, leading to oxidative stress and excitotoxicity. The findings dovetail with previous work implicating aberrant transcription in Huntington disease, and have implications for related conditions such as Parkinson disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1241
Number of pages3
JournalNature medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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