• The huntingtin gene, also called the HTT or HD (Huntington disease) gene, is the IT15 ("interesting transcript 15") gene, which codes for a protein called the huntingtin protein.
  • It is variable in its structure, as the many polymorphisms of the gene can lead to variable numbers of glutamine residues present in the protein. In its wild-type (normal) form, it contains 6-35 glutamine residues.
  • The mass of huntingtin protein is dependent largely on the number of glutamine residues it has, the predicted mass is around 350 kDa. Normal huntingtin is generally accepted to be 3144 amino acids in size.

    Definition of huntingtin in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhuntingtinsSUF-in
    1. (biochemistry) A protein whose polymorphism is associated with Huntington's chorea.
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        Grammatically, this word "huntingtin" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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