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Small Changes in Protein Chemistry Play Large Role in Huntington's Disease, December 24, 2009 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This article talks about Huntington's disease and how it is a mutated protein that becomes toxic to the brain cells. The Huntington protein is built up of 3,150 Amino Acids. Which we now all know amino acids are the building blocks of protein. It explains how the longer single chains of amino acids are associated with worse symptoms and earlier onset of the disease. Also they explain the process of phospholation and how it could change two amino acids to protect against the toxic affects on our brain.



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