DNA Repair Signaling of Huntingtin: The Next Link Between Late-Onset Neurodegenerative Disease and Oxidative DNA Damage
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A new hypothesis for the mechanism of Huntington's disease (HD) is driven by a small molecule lead that may connect age-associated reactive oxygen stress, oxidative DNA damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction. These pathways have also recently been defined in genome-wide association studies of cytosine-adenine-guanine-expansion polyglutamine neurodegenerative diseases, including HD and the spinocerebellar ataxias. We discuss how N6-furfuryladenine (N6FFA) nucleotide salvage and role as a kinase neosubstrate may have important mechanistic implications for both HD and familial Parkinson's disease. N6FFA highlights a mechanism of how energy dysregulation and protein misfolding in neurodegeneration may be the effect of age-associated reactive oxygen species damage to DNA and part of a feedback loop augmenting with aging.
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