Protein catch-22: Unravelling the roles of ataxin-2 in health and disease

(National Centre for Biological Sciences) Ataxin-2 is an essential protein of the nervous system. Authors of the study focus on a particular domain of Ataxin-2 known as the intrinsically disordered region (IDR) which was hitherto largely unknown. he study would have important bearings into the diverse scenarios disrupting normal brain functions.