Postadolescent changes in regional cerebral protein synthesis: an in vivo study in the FMR1 null mouse.

Methylation-induced transcriptional silencing of the fragile X mental retardation-1 (Fmr1) gene leads to absence of the gene product, fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), and consequently fragile X syndrome (FrX), an X-linked inherited form of mental retardation. Absence of FMRP in Fmr1 null mice imparts some characteristics of the FrX phenotype… CONTINUE READING