fragile-X syndrome


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fragile-X syndrome

n
(Pathology) an inherited condition characterized by mental subnormality: affected individuals have an X-chromosome that is easily damaged under certain conditions
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14 April 2011 - US Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc, a developer of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a USD3m (EUR2.1m) grant by the US Department of Defense to study the company's lead candidate ganaxolone for the treatment of Fragile-X Syndrome (FXS).
Fragile-X syndrome arises from a particular repeated sequence of amino acids on a gene of the X chromosome--the more repeats, the more severe the mutation is likely to be.