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Revista de neurologia

[Model of Huntington's disease induced with 3-nitropropionic acid].


PMID 19340784

Abstract

Huntington's disease is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder. This neurodegenerative illness is characterized by mutation of the huntingtin protein gene, causing the formation of intracellular protein aggregates. Intensive research efforts have been made to investigate the molecular mechanism involved. For this reason, the development of animal and cellular models of Huntington's disease has offered alternative approaches to study of this disease. The alteration of succinate dehydrogenase activity has been linked to Huntington's disease. 3-nitropropionic acid is an inhibitor of this enzyme, prompting oxidative stress and death neuronal, mimic some aspects of Huntington's disease as anatomical, physiological and chemical changes. This model is a useful tool to study the mechanisms involved in this disease and to evaluate new therapeutic strategies.

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3-Nitropropionic acid, ≥97%
C3H5NO4