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Jørgen Erik Nielsen


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    Clinical and paraclinical aspects including molecular genetics and functional molecular biology of inherited neurodegenerative disorders.

    Main research areas

    Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), Huntington's Disease, Frontotemporal dementia caused by CHMP2B mutation (FTD3) and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. 


    Current research

    Elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms of spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) by genetically manipulating primary patient cells and assessing their response to drugs affecting the proteostatic system. 

    Huntington’s Disease: Endophenotypes, biomarkers and pluripotent stem cell-derived neuronal models.
    Clinical and molecular aspects of frontotemporal dementia linked to chromosome 3 (FTD3)


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