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Definition of FMR1

FMR1: The gene responsible for the production of a protein called FMRP. Lack of FMRP results in the fragile X syndrome. (FMRP is an acronym composed of the first letters of Familial Mental Retardation Protein).

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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