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Fragile X Mutation May Lead to Noisy Brain Signals

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March 28, 2013- "Fragile X Mutation May Lead to Noisy Brain Signals"- A recent research study involving mice found that the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) plays a number of roles in the brain, but is best known for regulating production in brain cells. Other studies have focused mostly on FMRP’s role on the signal-receiving end of the synapse, the junction between neurons. The new study shows that FMRP plays an integral role at the transmitting end as well.