This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. The purpose of this project is to investigate the neurochemical changes occurring during the progression of the Huntington's disease (HD) using transgenic mouse models. Huntington's disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disease resulting from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells in certain brain regions. Genetically manipulated mice, which DNA contain the defected human gene, are used to mimic this human brain disease. In vivo 1H NMR spectroscopy at high magnetic fields is used for a non-invasive quantification of metabolites from selected mouse brain regions. Non-invasive character of this method enables a longitudinal monitoring of biochemical changes underlying the neurodegeneration.
The aim of this project is a better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of the neurodegeneration in HD on the molecular level.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR008079-18
Application #
8170446
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-SBIB-S (40))
Project Start
2010-06-01
Project End
2011-05-31
Budget Start
2010-06-01
Budget End
2011-05-31
Support Year
18
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$25,670
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Department
Radiation-Diagnostic/Oncology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
555917996
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Country
United States
Zip Code
55455
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