Below is a summary for the NLGN3 gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
What is NLGN3 -related syndrome?
NLGN3 -related syndrome most often happens when there are changes in the NLGN3 gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.
The NLGN3 gene is located on the X chromosome, one of the sex chromosomes, and males usually have the condition. Only 1 out of 4 people with the condition are female.
The NLGN3 gene plays an important role in the interactions between brain cells.
Because the NLGN3 gene is important for the brain, some people may have:
Do people who have NLGN3 -related syndrome look different?
People who have NLGN3 -related syndrome do not look different.
How many people have NLGN3 -related syndrome?
As of 2022, about 39 people in the world with NLGN3 -related syndrome have been described in medical research.
Research Article Summaries