Fragile X fixed in mice – Nature

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Archived Articles | 0 comments

A molecule that inhibits a neurotransmitter receptor reverses many of the symptoms in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation. The disorder is caused by mutations in the FMR1 gene that result in overactivity of the mGlu5 receptor.

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