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Cell. 2001 Nov 30;107(5):555-7.

RNA targets of the fragile X protein.

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Institute of Human Genetics, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Box 206, University of Minnesota Health Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.


Three papers published recently in Cell bring the power of human genetics, Drosophila genetics, and genomics to bear on the understanding of fragile X syndrome. They provide further support for the importance of local protein synthesis within a neuron as a determinant of proper synaptogenesis and the development of cognitive abilities.

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