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Open-label add-on treatment trial of minocycline in fragile X syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, October 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
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Title
Open-label add-on treatment trial of minocycline in fragile X syndrome
Published in
BMC Neurology, October 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2377-10-91
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Authors

Carlo Paribello, Leeping Tao, Anthony Folino, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Michael Tranfaglia, Iryna M Ethell, Douglas W Ethell

Abstract

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a disorder characterized by a variety of disabilities, including cognitive deficits, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and other socio-emotional problems. It is hypothesized that the absence of the fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP) leads to higher levels of matrix metallo-proteinase-9 activity (MMP-9) in the brain. Minocycline inhibits MMP-9 activity, and alleviates behavioural and synapse abnormalities in fmr1 knockout mice, an established model for FXS. This open-label add-on pilot trial was conducted to evaluate safety and efficacy of minocycline in treating behavioural abnormalities that occur in humans with FXS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Netherlands 3 2%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 122 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 11%
Student > Master 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Other 26 20%
Unknown 14 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 22%
Psychology 21 16%
Neuroscience 12 9%
Social Sciences 4 3%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 23 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2019.
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#1,628,951
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Outputs from BMC Neurology
#179
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Outputs of similar age
#27,401
of 255,922 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Neurology
#14
of 155 outputs
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