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Taming the Wilderness

Aggregation Is Rehabilitated in Study on Polyglutamines

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Polyglutamine stretches in proteins lead to trouble so frequently that there is a whole disease category named after them. The polyglutamine, or polyQ, disorders, of which Huntington's disease is the most famous member, but far from the only one, as "polyglutamine domains have been associated with a lot of pathological conditions," Dartmouth University's Amy Gladfelter told BioWorld Today.

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