FMR1

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fragile X syndrome

an X-linked recessive syndrome consisting of mental retardation, a characteristic facies, and macroorchidism. DNA analysis shows abnormal trinucleotide repeats on the X chromosome near the end of its long arm, at Xq27.3. Constriction is demonstrable at this site on karyotyping after culture in folate-deficient medium.
See also: Renpenning syndrome.

FMR1

A gene on chromosome Xq27.3 that encodes a protein which binds RNA, is associated with polysomes and may be involved in mRNA trafficking from the nucleus to the cytoplasm.

Molecular pathology
Expansion of the number of trinucleotide (CGG) repeats more than the usual number (up to 53) is associated with fragile X syndrome and a form of premature ovarian failure.

FMR1

Abbreviation for fragile X syndrome.
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