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Kikis, Christie, Lee, Fay and Gray publish study on neurodegenerative disease

May 21, 2014

Elise Kikis and her students Nakeirah Christie (C’15), Amy Lee (C’16), Hannah Fay (C’15), and Amelia Gray (C’16) just published a paper in PLoS ONE, titled “Novel Polyglutamine Model Uncouples Proteotoxicity from Aging.” They describe their work of two years during which time they characterized the toxic effects of the aggregation-prone ataxin-3 protein that leads to the neurodegenerative disease known as Machado-Joseph Disease. They plan to expand on this work during the next academic year.

Their article is available here.

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