Tag: fragile X syndrome

Restoring FMRP in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome

The symptoms of fragile X syndrome stem from the loss of a single protein, raising the possibility that reintroducing FMRP could counter the key problems that lead to disrupted signal processing and aberrant behaviors. Turner is proposing a new means to reintroduce a short active fragment of FMRP back into central neurons in the Fmrp1 knockout mouse model to assess its potential utility as a therapeutic strategy to restore circuit and behavioral function in fragile X syndrome.

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