Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Protein May Help Prevent Nerve Cell Death in Huntington’s Disease

Researchers have found a protein, called UBR5, that may reduce neurodegeneration in Huntington’s disease (HD). This protein prevents the toxic aggregation (clustering) of mutant huntingtin protein, which is the underlying mechanism that triggers nerve cells’ death in Huntington’s patients. The study, “The ubiquitin ligase UBR5 suppresses proteostasis collapse in pluripotent…

Retrotope’s RT001 Reduced Cognitive Defects in Mice with Huntington’s Disease, Study Shows

Retrotope’s investigative therapy RT001 reduced cognition deficits in  mice with Huntington’s disease, and was found to lower the amount of oxidative damage in their brains. The study, “Deuterium‐reinforced linoleic acid lowers lipid peroxidation and mitigates cognitive impairment in the Q140 knock in mouse model of Huntington’s disease,” was published in…

Unexpected Link Between Huntington’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Found in Study

Genetic causes behind Huntington’s disease may overlap with those behind rheumatoid arthritis, an unexpected finding that could potentially open the door for new therapeutics targeting both diseases, a study suggests. The study, “Comprehensive epigenetic landscape of rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes,” was published in the journal Nature Communications. Rheumatoid…