Fragile X mental retardation protein in plasticity and disease

Peter K. Todd, James S. Malter

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Abstract

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of mental retardation known to be inherited. The syndrome results from the suppressed expression of a single protein, the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). Understanding the function and regulation of FMRP can, therefore, offer insights into both the pathophysiology of fragile X syndrome and the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. We provide an overview of current concepts of how FMRP functions in the nervous system, with special emphasis on recent evidence that FMRP has a role in metabotropic glutamate receptor-activated protein translation and synaptic plasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-630
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Research
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
Fragile X Syndrome
Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors
Neuronal Plasticity
Protein Biosynthesis
Intellectual Disability
Nervous System
Learning
Proteins

Keywords

  • FMRP
  • Fragile X mental retardation protein
  • Fragile X syndrome

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Fragile X mental retardation protein in plasticity and disease. / Todd, Peter K.; Malter, James S.

In: Journal of Neuroscience Research, Vol. 70, No. 5, 01.12.2002, p. 623-630.

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