Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Feb
07
2011

glutamine

The key amino acid in Huntington’s disease. In most people, there are between 10 and 35 sequential glutamines in the huntingtin protein. In people with HD, there are 40 or more copies. Some people with 36-39 copies develop symptoms of HD while others do not. See Table A-1.