Fragile syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual disability.Mutations in the FMRI gene causes this disease. This gene is responsible for the preparation of a protein ,FMRP.This protein regulates the production of other proteins and is necessary for the development of synapses which are the connections between nerve cells.Mutations in FMRI prevents the production of FMRP ,thus disturbing the nervous system.
Males are severely affected by this disorder than females.Affected individuals usually have delayed development of speech and language by age 2.Children with fragile X syndrome may also have anxietyand hyperactive behavior such as impulsive actions. Fragile X syndrome is inherited in an X-linked dominant pattern. This condition is considered as X-linked since the mutated gene that causes the disorder is located on X chromosome.
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