Daily Archives: November 24, 2012

Lipids and Autism

Lipid mediators in plasma of autism spectrum disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23170784 BACKGROUND: Inflammation is increasingly recognized as being of both physiological and pathological importance in the immature brain. Cerebellar pathology occurs in autism, as a neurodevelopmental disorder with genetic and environmental origins. … Continue reading

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mTOR and Autism

Autism-related deficits via dysregulated eIF4E-dependent translational control. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23172145 Abstract Hyperconnectivity of neuronal circuits due to increased synaptic protein synthesis is thought to cause autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is strongly implicated in ASDs by means … Continue reading

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