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Sci STKE. 2003 Nov 4;2003(207):pe48.

Huntingtin: alive and well and working in middle management.

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Molecular Neurogenetics Unit and Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Building 149, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA. macdonam@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

Abstract

A decade after the discovery of the HD gene, huntingtin is implicated in signal transduction in neuronal and nonneuronal cells. Its predicted physical properties, dynamic subcellular locations, and variable protein associations suggest that huntingtin may act to organize components of signal transduction complexes. This middle management position befits a ubiquitous, conserved protein and provides the opportunity for some subtle piece of mischief that leads eventually to a devastating inherited human disorder.

PMID:
14600292
DOI:
10.1126/stke.2003.207.pe48
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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