A Fragile Synapse: Changes at the Synapse in Fragile X Syndrome


expression and appears to play a number of roles in the neuron. Functioning as a shuttle and a repressor for mRNA, FMRP seems to have dramatic effects on both synaptic plasticity and synaptic structure. It is hoped that by restoring these functions in individuals affected by FXS, that new treatments for the disorder can be created. This chapter introduces… (More)


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