Clues to Treating Fragile X Come From Altered Gene Regulation Process

Clues to Treating Fragile X Come From Altered Gene Regulation Process

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Clues to Treating Fragile X Come From Altered Gene Regulation Process

Alterations in a genetic quality control mechanism due to loss of FMRP — fully known as fragile X mental retardation protein — may provide clues as to how healthy function might be restored to cells affected by fragile X syndrome. The study detailing this finding, “Loss of the fragile X syndrome protein FMRP results in misregulation of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay,” was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Although the loss of FMRP underlies fragile…

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