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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 13 July 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 28, p. nf55
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.28.nf55]

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Pathological Partnership

Study fingers p53 as an accomplice in Huntington's disease

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/28/nf55

Abstract: The protein huntingtin leads a molecular conspiracy that destroys brain cells and kills patients with Huntington's disease, and now researchers have captured one of its minions. The new study identifies the cancer-fighting protein p53 as one of huntingtin's gang, a discovery that might help researchers devise treatments for the incurable disease.

Citation: M. Leslie, Pathological Partnership. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (28), nf55 (2005).

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