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Is there a protein affected in fragile x syndrome?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: FRAGILE X

A genetic disorder that is noticed in old age when tremors, ataxia and dementia sets in.
Treatment is similar to parkinsons disease.

In brief: FRAGILE X

A genetic disorder that is noticed in old age when tremors, ataxia and dementia sets in.
Treatment is similar to parkinsons disease.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome & FMR1-related primary ovarian insufficency can occur in people with premutations, 55-200 CGG
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Fragile X Syndrome

Is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability & the most common single-gene cause of autism.
The full mutation shuts down the fragile x mental retardation 1 (fmr1) gene so it can't produce fragile x mental retardation protein (fmrp). Low or absent fmrp affects the levels of many genes needed for neurons to develop & strengthen their connections. See mindinstitute.Org for more.

In brief: Fragile X Syndrome

Is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability & the most common single-gene cause of autism.
The full mutation shuts down the fragile x mental retardation 1 (fmr1) gene so it can't produce fragile x mental retardation protein (fmrp). Low or absent fmrp affects the levels of many genes needed for neurons to develop & strengthen their connections. See mindinstitute.Org for more.
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