Rectifying rectifier channels in Huntington disease

Neuronal abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington disease, Alzheimer disease or Parkinson disease have been the primary focus of decades of research. However, increasing evidences indicate that glial cells and more specifically astrocytes could be as important players as their big brother. A new paper from the labs of Baljit Khakh and Michael Sofroniew reveals that astrocytal potassium channels likely contribute to the pathogenesis of Huntington disease – check-it out!

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