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huntingtin

Pronunciation: hun'ting-tin

Definition: Cytoplasmic protein, found in fetal and adult peripheral tissue; function remains unclear. Of approximately 3000 amino-acid residues, it is elongated by polyglutamate residues of various lengths in Huntington disease (q.v.) and other neuropathies.

[Huntington + -in]

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