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  1. Content type: Research

    Mercury (Hg) has been suspected of causing autism in the past, especially a suspected link with vaccinations containing thiomersal, but a review of the literature shows that has been largely repudiated. Of mor...

    Authors: Jean Golding, Dheeraj Rai, Steven Gregory, Genette Ellis, Alan Emond, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Joseph Hibbeln and Caroline Taylor

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:30

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    Alu elements are a group of repetitive elements that can influence gene expression through CpG residues and transcription factor binding. Altered gene expression and methylation profiles have been reported in ...

    Authors: Thanit Saeliw, Chayanin Tangsuwansri, Surangrat Thongkorn, Weerasak Chonchaiya, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Apiwat Mutirangura, Tewin Tencomnao, Valerie W. Hu and Tewarit Sarachana

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:27

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  3. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    EU-AIMS is the largest European research program aiming to identify stratification biomarkers and novel interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Within the program, the Longitudinal European Autism Pr...

    Authors: Johan Isaksson, Kristiina Tammimies, Janina Neufeld, Élodie Cauvet, Karl Lundin, Jan K. Buitelaar, Eva Loth, Declan G. M. Murphy, Will Spooren and Sven Bölte

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:26

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  4. Content type: Research

    The serotonin (5-HT) system has long been implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as indicated by elevated whole blood and platelet 5-HT, altered platelet and brain receptor and transporter binding, and g...

    Authors: Jacob Ellegood, Yohan Yee, Travis M. Kerr, Christopher L. Muller, Randy D. Blakely, R. Mark Henkelman, Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele and Jason P. Lerch

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:24

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  5. Content type: Research

    Human genetic and genomic studies have supported a strong causal role of SHANK3 deficiency in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the molecular mechanism underlying SHANK3 deficiency resulting in ASD is not ...

    Authors: Chun-xue Liu, Chun-yang Li, Chun-chun Hu, Yi Wang, Jia Lin, Yong-hui Jiang, Qiang Li and Xiu Xu

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:23

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sensory abnormalities and sleep disturbances are highly prevalent in children with autism, but the potential relationship between these two domains has rarely been explored. Understanding such relationships is...

    Authors: Orna Tzischinsky, Gal Meiri, Liora Manelis, Asif Bar-Sinai, Hagit Flusser, Analya Michaelovski, Orit Zivan, Michal Ilan, Michal Faroy, Idan Menashe and Ilan Dinstein

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:22

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Studies have investigated the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children exposed in utero to antidepressant, with inconsistent results. Given the substantial public health implications on this topic, h...

    Authors: Xi-Hong Zhou, Yong-Jiang Li, Jian-Jun Ou and Ya-Min Li

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:21

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  8. Content type: Research

    Haploinsufficiency of the class I bHLH transcription factor TCF4 causes Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a severe neurodevelopmental disorder, while common variants in the TCF4 gene have been identified as susceptib...

    Authors: Matthias Jung, Benjamin M. Häberle, Tristan Tschaikowsky, Marie-Theres Wittmann, Elli-Anna Balta, Vivien-Charlott Stadler, Christiane Zweier, Arnd Dörfler, Christian Johannes Gloeckner and D. Chichung Lie

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:20

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  9. Content type: Research

    The wide range of ability and disability in ASD creates a need for tools that parse the phenotypic heterogeneity into meaningful subtypes. Using eye tracking, our past studies revealed that when presented with...

    Authors: Adrienne Moore, Madeline Wozniak, Andrew Yousef, Cindy Carter Barnes, Debra Cha, Eric Courchesne and Karen Pierce

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:19

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by restricted, stereotyped behaviors and impairments in social communication. Although the underlying biological mechanisms of ASD ...

    Authors: Debra S. Karhson, Karolina M. Krasinska, Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, Robin A. Libove, Jennifer M. Phillips, Allis S. Chien, Joseph P. Garner, Antonio Y. Hardan and Karen J. Parker

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:18

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  11. Content type: Research

    The male predominance in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has motivated research on sex differentiation in ASD. Multiple sources of evidence have suggested a neurophenotypic convergence of ASD-...

    Authors: Dorothea L. Floris, Meng-Chuan Lai, Tanmay Nath, Michael P. Milham and Adriana Di Martino

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:17

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  12. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by two core symptoms: impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted, repetitive behaviors and interests. ...

    Authors: Federica Filice, Emanuel Lauber, Karl Jakob Vörckel, Markus Wöhr and Beat Schwaller

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:15

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  13. Content type: Research

    Deficits in motor movement in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have typically been characterized qualitatively by human observers. Although clinicians have noted the importance of atypical head pos...

    Authors: Katherine B. Martin, Zakia Hammal, Gang Ren, Jeffrey F. Cohn, Justine Cassell, Mitsunori Ogihara, Jennifer C. Britton, Anibal Gutierrez and Daniel S. Messinger

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:14

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  14. Content type: Research

    Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a monogenic model for syndromic autism. Statins rescue the social and cognitive phenotype in animal knockout models, but translational trials with subjects > 8 years using cognitio...

    Authors: Stavros Stivaros, Shruti Garg, Maria Tziraki, Ying Cai, Owen Thomas, Joseph Mellor, Andrew A. Morris, Carly Jim, Karolina Szumanska-Ryt, Laura M Parkes, Hamied A. Haroon, Daniela Montaldi, Nicholas Webb, John Keane, Francisco X. Castellanos, Alcino J. Silva…

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:12

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  15. Content type: Research

    Clinical chemistry tests for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are currently unavailable. The aim of this study was to explore the diagnostic utility of proteotoxic biomarkers in plasma and urine, plasma protein ...

    Authors: Attia Anwar, Provvidenza Maria Abruzzo, Sabah Pasha, Kashif Rajpoot, Alessandra Bolotta, Alessandro Ghezzo, Marina Marini, Annio Posar, Paola Visconti, Paul J. Thornalley and Naila Rabbani

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Impaired social interaction is one of the essential features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our previous copy number variation (CNV) study discovered a novel deleted region associated with ASD. One of the ...

    Authors: Dai-Hua Lu, Hsiao-Mei Liao, Chia-Hsiang Chen, Huang-Ju Tu, Houng-Chi Liou, Susan Shur-Fen Gau and Wen-Mei Fu

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:11

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  17. Content type: Research

    One of the most reported neural features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the alteration of multiple long-range white matter fiber tracts, as assessed by diffusion-weighted imaging and indexed by reduced f...

    Authors: Bart Boets, Lien Van Eylen, Kevin Sitek, Pieter Moors, Ilse Noens, Jean Steyaert, Stefan Sunaert and Johan Wagemans

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Sleep difficulties are prevalent in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The temporal nature of the association between sleep problems and ASD is unclear because longitudinal studies are lacking. Our ...

    Authors: Maria E. Verhoeff, Laura M. E. Blanken, Desana Kocevska, Viara R. Mileva-Seitz, Vincent W. V. Jaddoe, Tonya White, Frank Verhulst, Maartje P. C. M. Luijk and Henning Tiemeier

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    Impairments in social communication are a core feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Because the ability to infer other people’s emotions from their facial expressions is critical for many aspects of soci...

    Authors: E. Loth, L. Garrido, J. Ahmad, E. Watson, A. Duff and B. Duchaine

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2018 9:7

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