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New Role for Polyglutamine

Neurodegenerative Culprit Also Has Role in Planned Cell Death

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Polyglutamine stretches in proteins underlie a whole family of neurodegenerative diseases – the so-called poly-Q diseases. Huntington's disease is the most common member of the group, but it also includes less frequent disorders like spinocerebellar ataxia.

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