How Foreign DNA is Hushed
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseHistone Modifications

Cellular Antivirus: How Foreign DNA is Hushed

Like a computer antivirus, our cells are constantly on the lookout for things that do not belong. Our body’s first line of defense, immune cells, circulate through the bloodstream and attack anything they perceive as different, but what happens when something foreign manages to avoid the immune system long enough …

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HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseHistone Modifications

A Consistent Signature of Histone Deacetylation in Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects 5 to 10 people per 100,000 inhabitants. Despite the identification of the primary cause of the disease 20 years ago (an aberrant expansion of trinucleotide CAG repeats in the exon 1 of the huntingtin gene), there is still no effective …

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