Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
Nov
16
2010

mithramycin

An antibiotic that binds to specific regions of DNA rich in guanine and cytosine to regulate transcription. While it is currently prescribed to treat certain types of cancer and a few other conditions, recent research shows that it is also helpful in treating motor symptoms and prolonging life in a mouse model of HD. Also known as MIT and plicamycin.