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Potential Drug Target Found For Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2

A protein, called Staufen1, accumulates in cells of patients suffering from degenerative ataxia or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists at University of Utah Health report for the first time. Depleting the protein from affected mice improved symptoms including motor function. These results suggest that targeting Staufen1 could have therapeutic potential in people. “This is a […]