Kraig M. Theriault

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Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. In addition to cognitive deficits, FXS patients exhibit hyperactivity, attention deficits, social difficulties, anxiety, and other autistic-like behaviors. FXS is caused by an expanded CGG trinucleotide repeat in the 5' untranslated region of the Fragile X Mental(More)
Several genome-wide association studies for bipolar disorder (BD) have found a strong association of the Ankyrin 3 (ANK3) gene. This association spans numerous linked single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in an ~250-kb genomic region overlapping ANK3. The associated region encompasses predicted regulatory elements as well as two of the six validated(More)
Postinhibitory rebound (PIR) is defined as membrane depolarization occurring at the offset of a hyperpolarizing stimulus and is one of several intrinsic properties that may promote rhythmic electrical activity. PIR can be produced by several mechanisms including hyperpolarization-activated cation current (I(h)) or de-inactivation of depolarization-activated(More)
Wnt/β-catenin signaling has emerged as a central player in pathways implicated in the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. To identify potential novel therapeutics for these disorders, high-throughput screening (HTS) assays reporting on Wnt/β-catenin signaling in disease-relevant contexts are needed. The use of human patient-derived(More)
In Drosophila, we have found that some of the motor terminals in wandering third-instar larvae are sexually differentiated. In three out of the four body-wall muscle fibers that we examined, we found female terminals that produced a larger synaptic response than their male counterparts. The single motor terminal that innervates muscle fiber 5 produces an(More)
Several genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for bipolar disorder (BD) have found a strong association of the Ankyrin3 (ANK3) gene. This association spans numerous linked single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a ~250 kb genomic region overlapping ANK3. The associated region encompasses predicted regulatory elements as well as two of six validated(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Wnt/β-catenin signaling has emerged as a central player in pathways implicated in the pathophysiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. To identify potential novel therapeutics for these disorders, high-throughput(More)
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