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Fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited mental retardation, is caused by hyperexpansion and hypermethylation of a CGG repeat tract in the 5’ untranslated region of the FMR1 gene. This methylation causes the gene to be transcriptionally silenced. In addition to the common allele form with less than 41 repeats, there are two other allelic forms(More)
Fragile X-associated disorders are caused by a CGG trinucleotide repeat expansion in the 5'-untranslated region of the FMR1 gene. Expansion of the CGG trinucleotide repeats to >200 copies (that is, a full mutation) induces methylation of the FMR1 gene, with transcriptional silencing being the eventual outcome. Previous data have shown that FMR1 premutation(More)
The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been increasing in the recent years but the underlying mechanisms remain uncertain. This study aimed to analyze the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in entorhinal cortex with AD and identify featured genes related to AD. Gene expression profile GSE5281 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, including(More)
In order to understand the mechanisms of alcohol-induced neuroapoptosis through the ceramide pathway, sphingomyelin synthase 2 knockout (SMS2-/-) mice were used to make the prenatal alcohol exposure model, and the role of ceramide regulation on alcohol-induced neuroapoptosis was studied in the offspring. Initially the levels of serum sphingomyelin (SM) were(More)
Ras-related protein 25 (Rab25) is a member of the Rab family, and it has been reported to play an important role in tumorigenesis. However, its direct involvement in human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is still unclear. The aim of the current study was to investigate the potential role of Rab25 in the growth, proliferation, invasion, and migration of human(More)
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