Monday, April 15, 2013

Relevance of fly model of Friedreich's ataxia to drug discovery. Recent report.

Soriano S, Llorens JV, Sobero LB, Gutiérrez L, Calap-Quintana P, Morales MP, Moltó MD, Martínez-Sebastián MJ. Deferiprone and idebenone rescue frataxin depletion phenotypes in a Drosophila model of Friedreich's ataxia. Gene. 2013 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 23542074.

From the abstract: "These results validate the use of our Drosophila model of FRDA to screen for therapeutic molecules to treat this disease."

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