Huntington’s disease is a brain disorder caused by a gene defect on chromosome 4. This gene is dominate and will be passed down and eventually developed by the children of people with the disease. This gene codes for a protein called huntingtin. The function of this protein when coded correctly is unknown.
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Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease
- Uncontrollable movements of arms, legs, head, face, and upper body.
- Decline in thinking,
- Decline in reasoning skills,
- Decline in memory,
- Decline in concentration,
- Decline in judgement,
- Decline in the ability to plan and organize.
Cause of Huntington’s Disease
A defective gene on Chromosome 4 which codes for a protein called huntingtin which doesn’t function correctly with for patients with Huntington’s Disease.