Researchers gain further insights into fragile X Syndrome

January 19, 2015 5:52 PM

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Scientists from Washington University and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, have published a study that suggests that more knowledge about fragile X syndrome have been obtained following an analysis conducted on a patient with a mutation in a specific gene exhibiting some of the disorder symptoms.

Fragile X syndrome is an inherited intellectual disability, and it results from the disabling of the fragile X mental retardation (FMR1) gene responsible for creating the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). FMRP is largely used to regulate the electrical signals produced in the brain.

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