“A highly selective MNK1/MNK2 inhibitor rescues core deficits associated with Fragile X Syndrome” by Tarjani Shukla, a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Abstract: The behavioral deficits associated with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) are driven by molecular mechanisms that remain largely unknown. We hypothesize that precise control of protein translation with a small molecule inhibitor can resolve key phenotypes present in FXS. This research provides evidence for a potential therapeutic in the context of FXS.
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