Broadening Roles for FMRP: Big News for Big Potassium (BK) Channels

Anis Contractor*

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FMRP is an RNA-binding protein that negatively regulates translation and which is lost in fragile X syndrome. In this issue of . Neuron, . Deng et al. (2013) demonstrate a novel translation-independent function for FMRP as a regulator of presynaptic BK channels that modulate the dynamics of neurotransmitter release.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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