Below is a summary for the NLGN4X gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
What is NLGN4X-related Syndrome?
NLGN4X-related syndrome happens when there are changes to the NLGN4X gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should. The NLGN4X gene is also called NLGN4.
The NLGN4X gene plays a key role in communication between brain cells.
Because the NLGN4X gene is important in the development and function of brain cells, many people who have NLGN4X-related syndrome have:
- Intellectual disability
- Developmental delay
Do people who have NLGN4X-related syndrome look different?
People who have NLGN4X-related syndrome do not look different.
Research Article Summaries