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FDA to review application for granulated form of Ingrezza

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review Neurocrine Biosciences’ application of a new oral granule formulation of Ingrezza (valbenazine) for involuntary muscle contractions, or chorea, in adults with Huntington’s disease. The therapy was recently approved in the U.S. for Huntington’s-associated chorea in the form…

MTF1 protein lessens toxicity of mutant HTT, early study finds

Increased levels of the stress response protein MTF1 suppressed the toxic effects of the mutant huntingtin (mHTT) protein — the underlying cause of Huntington’s disease — in cellular and animal models of the neurodegenerative condition, a study showed. Specifically, MTF1 was found to counteract mHTT-associated oxidative stress, a type…