Potential new treatment for fragile X syndrome may also lead to other autism treatments

“The researchers borrowed from the cancer biology field and used a drug to inhibit a specific chromatin remodeling protein known as Brd4. “The results were exciting. In cellular and animal models of Fragile X Syndrome, we saw a return to normal numbers of neuronal synapses and a decrease in behavioral symptoms,” Korb says.”


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Tangentially relevant to sz because they’re using a drug to impact a protien overexpressed in a genetic disease in the brain. Although this gene and this protien may not be relevant to sz, the concept may be useful for other genetic conditions.

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