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Huntington's Disease

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lise LeBrun

on 17 January 2017

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Transcript of Huntington's Disease

None yet but research is making promising gateways using lab rats at the University of British Colombia.
Overview
Inherited brain disorder
Mix of MS,dementia and emotional dis regulation
Caused by the HTT gene
Life expectancy is 15 years after diagnosis.
Types of HD
Adult onset HD
Common
Develops in 30s and 40s
Life expectancy 15-20 years after diagnosis
Huntington's Disease
JHD
Uncommon
Develops in teens and 20's
Life expectancy is 10-15 years after diagnosis
Genetic
Disease Progression
Canadian involvement
Bibliography
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/learn-about-hd/what-is-huntingtons/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/family-services-program/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/huntington-disease-clinics-in-canada/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/advocacy/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/learn-about-hd/youth/youth-mentorship-program/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/what-is-genetic-discrimination/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/hd-resources/
http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/privacy-policy/
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/HTT#conditions
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/huntington-disease
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/huntington_disease_134,32/

HTT gene
Makes huntingtin proteins
Caused by the number of CAG repeats in the HTT gene
HTT is a dominant gene
Cognitive degeneration
Fine motor function deteriorates
Acute muscle failure
Organ failure
Finally death
16 HD clinics in Canada
CMMT
Mouse treatments
Treatments
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