Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder which causes arrange of developmental problem including intellectual disabilities and cognitive impairment. It also includes learning challenges and difficulties with various physical characteristics. Both genders are affected by this syndrome but more frequently males show this disease with greater severity. Mutations in the FMR1 gene cause fragile X syndrome. This gene is responsible for the making of protein called called fragile X mental retardation 1 protein, or FMRP.

Affected individuals show delayed development of speech and language. General features include a range from moderate learning disabilities to more severe intellectual disabilities. Behavioural characteristics and physical features include ADD, ADHD, austistic behaviour with large ears, long face, soft skin and large testicles.

 

 

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Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy, International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Ergonomics, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, American Academy of Neurology, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

 

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