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  1. Content type: Research

    CHD8 (chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 8), which codes for a member of the CHD family of ATP-dependent chromatin-remodeling factors, is one of the most commonly mutated genes ...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Ryan Mokhtari, Erika Pedrosa, Michael Kirschenbaum, Can Bayrak, Deyou Zheng and Herbert M. Lachman

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:11

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  2. Content type: Review

    According to recent evidence, up to 40–50% of variance in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) liability might be determined by environmental factors. In the present paper, we conducted a review of systematic review...

    Authors: Amirhossein Modabbernia, Eva Velthorst and Abraham Reichenberg

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:13

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    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disease characterized by difficulties in social communication, unusually restricted, repetitive behavior and interests, and specific abnormalities in lang...

    Authors: Dominique Endres, Ludger Tebartz van Elst, Simon A. Meyer, Bernd Feige, Kathrin Nickel, Anna Bubl, Andreas Riedel, Dieter Ebert, Thomas Lange, Volkmar Glauche, Monica Biscaldi, Alexandra Philipsen, Simon J. Maier and Evgeniy Perlov

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:10

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    Prenatal exposure to infection is a recognized environmental risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders of developmental origins such as autism or schizophrenia. Experimental work in animals indicates that thi...

    Authors: Stephanie Vuillermot, Wei Luan, Urs Meyer and Darryl Eyles

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:9

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    Restricted and repetitive behaviors are defining features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Under revised diagnostic criteria for ASD, this behavioral domain now includes atypical responses to sensory stimuli...

    Authors: Jason J. Wolff, Meghan R. Swanson, Jed T. Elison, Guido Gerig, John R. Pruett Jr., Martin A. Styner, Clement Vachet, Kelly N. Botteron, Stephen R. Dager, Annette M. Estes, Heather C. Hazlett, Robert T. Schultz, Mark D. Shen, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:8

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    Socio-emotional difficulties in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are thought to reflect impaired functional connectivity within the “social brain”. Nonetheless, a whole-brain characterization of the fast respons...

    Authors: Rocco Mennella, Rachel C. Leung, Margot J. Taylor and Benjamin T. Dunkley

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    The etiology of autism, a complex, heritable, neurodevelopmental disorder, remains largely unexplained. Given the unexplained risk and recent evidence supporting a role for epigenetic mechanisms in the develop...

    Authors: Shannon E. Ellis, Simone Gupta, Anna Moes, Andrew B. West and Dan E. Arking

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are persistent and lifelong conditions. Despite this, almost all twin studies focus on childhood. This twin study investigated the stability of autistic traits from childhood to...

    Authors: Mark J. Taylor, Christopher Gillberg, Paul Lichtenstein and Sebastian Lundström

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:5

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  9. Content type: Short Report

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is sexually dimorphic in brain structure, genetics, and behaviors. In studies of brain tissue, the age of the population is clearly a factor in interpreting study outcome, yet se...

    Authors: Cynthia M. Schumann, Frank R. Sharp, Bradley P. Ander and Boryana Stamova

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects more than 1% of children in the USA. The male-to-female prevalence ratio of roughly 4:1 in ASD is a well-recognized but poorly understood phenomenon. An explicit focus on...

    Authors: Bo Y. Park, Brian K. Lee, Igor Burstyn, Loni P. Tabb, Jeff A. Keelan, Andrew J. O. Whitehouse, Lisa A. Croen, Margaret D. Fallin, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Owen Montgomery and Craig J. Newschaffer

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    d-Cycloserine (DCS) enhances extinction learning across species, but it has proven challenging to identify consistent benefit of DCS when added to therapeutic interventions. We conduct...

    Authors: Logan K. Wink, Noha F. Minshawi, Rebecca C. Shaffer, Martin H. Plawecki, David J. Posey, Paul S. Horn, Ryan Adams, Ernest V. Pedapati, Tori L. Schaefer, Christopher J. McDougle, Naomi B. Swiezy and Craig A. Erickson

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:2

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  12. Content type: Research

    The causes of autism likely involve genetic and environmental factors that influence neurobiological changes and the neurological and behavioral features of the disorder. Immune factors and inflammation are hy...

    Authors: Carlos A. Pardo, Cristan A. Farmer, Audrey Thurm, Fatma M. Shebl, Jorjetta Ilieva, Simran Kalra and Susan Swedo

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2017 8:1

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  13. Content type: Research

    Children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have emotion recognition deficits when tested in different expression modalities (face, voice, body). However, these findings usually focus on basic emotions, usi...

    Authors: Shimrit Fridenson-Hayo, Steve Berggren, Amandine Lassalle, Shahar Tal, Delia Pigat, Sven Bölte, Simon Baron-Cohen and Ofer Golan

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:52

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    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasingly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders that are behaviorally diagnosed in early childhood. Most ASD cases likely arise from a complex mixture of genetic and env...

    Authors: Diane I. Schroeder, Rebecca J. Schmidt, Florence K. Crary-Dooley, Cheryl K. Walker, Sally Ozonoff, Daniel J. Tancredi, Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Janine M. LaSalle

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:51

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  15. Content type: Research

    Autism is characterised by atypical social-communicative behaviour and restricted range of interests and repetitive behaviours. These features exist in a continuum in the general population. Behavioural measur...

    Authors: Alokananda Rudra, Jai Ranjan Ram, Tom Loucas, Matthew K. Belmonte and Bhismadev Chakrabarti

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:50

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  16. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex conditions whose pathogenesis may be attributed to gene–environment interactions. There are no definitive mechanisms explaining how environmental triggers can lead t...

    Authors: Maria Fiorentino, Anna Sapone, Stefania Senger, Stephanie S. Camhi, Sarah M. Kadzielski, Timothy M. Buie, Deanna L. Kelly, Nicola Cascella and Alessio Fasano

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:49

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  17. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are frequently associated with motor coordination difficulties. However, no studies have explored the prevalence of dyspraxia in a large sample of individuals with and without ...

    Authors: Sarah Cassidy, Penelope Hannant, Teresa Tavassoli, Carrie Allison, Paula Smith and Simon Baron-Cohen

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:48

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  18. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still diagnosed through behavioral observation, due to a lack of laboratory biomarkers, which could greatly aid clinicians in providing earlier and more reliable diagnoses. Me...

    Authors: Federica Gevi, Lello Zolla, Stefano Gabriele and Antonio M. Persico

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:47

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  19. Content type: Research

    A prominent diagnostic criterion of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relates to the abnormal or diminished use of facial expressions. Yet little is known about the mechanisms that contribute to this feature of ASD.

    Authors: Dominic A. Trevisan, Marleis Bowering and Elina Birmingham

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:46

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Mimetic desire (MD), the spontaneous propensity to pursue goals that others pursue, is a case of social influence that is believed to shape preferences. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by both atypic...

    Authors: Baudouin Forgeot d’Arc, Fabien Vinckier, Maël Lebreton, Isabelle Soulières, Laurent Mottron and Mathias Pessiglione

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:45

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  21. Content type: Research

    The search for genetic factors underlying autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has led to the identification of hundreds of genes containing thousands of variants that differ in mode of inheritance, effect size, fr...

    Authors: Eric Larsen, Idan Menashe, Mark N. Ziats, Wayne Pereanu, Alan Packer and Sharmila Banerjee-Basu

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:44

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  22. Content type: Research

    Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a common cause of intellectual disability and autism, results from the expansion of a CGG-repeat tract in the 5′ untranslated region of the FMR1 gene to >200 repeats. Such expanded allel...

    Authors: Yifan Zhou, Daman Kumari, Nicholas Sciascia and Karen Usdin

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:42

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  23. Content type: Research

    The insular cortex comprises multiple functionally differentiated sub-regions, each of which has different patterns of connectivity with other brain regions. Such diverse connectivity patterns are thought to u...

    Authors: Takashi Yamada, Takashi Itahashi, Motoaki Nakamura, Hiromi Watanabe, Miho Kuroda, Haruhisa Ohta, Chieko Kanai, Nobumasa Kato and Ryu-ichiro Hashimoto

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:41

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  24. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have indicated that quantitative autistic traits (QATs) of parents reflect inherited liabilities that may index background genetic risk for clinical autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offsp...

    Authors: Joshua Page, John Nicholas Constantino, Katherine Zambrana, Eden Martin, Ilker Tunc, Yi Zhang, Anna Abbacchi and Daniel Messinger

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:39

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  25. Content type: Research

    Impaired orienting to social stimuli is one of the core early symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, in contrast to faces, name processing has rarely been studied in individuals with ASD. Here, w...

    Authors: Anna Nowicka, Hanna B. Cygan, Paweł Tacikowski, Paweł Ostaszewski and Rafał Kuś

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:38

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Gastrointestinal dysfunction and gut microbial composition disturbances have been widely reported in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study examines whether gut microbiome disturbances are present in the BTBR

    Authors: Christopher Newell, Marc R. Bomhof, Raylene A. Reimer, Dustin S. Hittel, Jong M. Rho and Jane Shearer

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:37

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  27. Content type: Research

    Atypical lateralization of language-related functions has been repeatedly found in individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Few studies have, however, investigated deviations from typically occurring...

    Authors: Dorothea L. Floris, Anita D. Barber, Mary Beth Nebel, Mary Martinelli, Meng-Chuan Lai, Deana Crocetti, Simon Baron-Cohen, John Suckling, James J. Pekar and Stewart H. Mostofsky

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:35

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  28. Content type: Commentary

    Sibling recurrence data from the Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) recapitulate results from very large clinical family studies that demonstrate the absence of the Carter effect and provide clarificatio...

    Authors: John N. Constantino

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:32

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    Messinger et al. found a 3.18 odds ratio of male to female ASD recurrence in 1241 prospectively followed high-risk (HR) siblings. Among high-risk siblings (with and without ASD), as well as among 583 low-risk ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Messinger, Gregory S. Young, Sara Jane Webb, Sally Ozonoff, Susan E. Bryson, Alice Carter, Leslie Carver, Tony Charman, Katarzyna Chawarska, Suzanne Curtin, Karen Dobkins, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ted Hutman, Jana M. Iverson, Rebecca Landa, Charles A. Nelson…

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:31

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Restricted and repetitive behaviours (RRBs) constitute a core symptom domain of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the nature of RRBs in the context of the Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP) is not well unde...

    Authors: Mirko Uljarević, David W. Evans, Gail A. Alvares and Andrew J. O. Whitehouse

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:29

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  31. Content type: Research

    While asymmetry in the fusiform gyrus (FFG) has been reported in functional and structural studies in typically developing controls (TDC), few studies have examined FFG asymmetry in autism spectrum disorder (A...

    Authors: Chase C. Dougherty, David W. Evans, Gajendra J. Katuwal and Andrew M. Michael

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:28

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  32. Content type: Research

    Widespread use of microarray technology has led to increasing identification of 22q11.2 duplication syndrome (22q11.2DupS), the reciprocal syndrome of the well-characterized 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2D...

    Authors: Tara L. Wenger, Judith S. Miller, Lauren M. DePolo, Ashley B. de Marchena, Caitlin C. Clements, Beverly S. Emanuel, Elaine H. Zackai, Donna M. McDonald-McGinn and Robert T. Schultz

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:27

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Molecular Autism 2016 7:34

  33. Content type: Research

    Social impairment is a defining feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with no demonstrated effective pharmacologic treatments. The goal of this study was to evaluate efficacy, safety, and tolerability of o...

    Authors: Logan K. Wink, Ryan Adams, Zemin Wang, James E. Klaunig, Martin H. Plawecki, David J. Posey, Christopher J. McDougle and Craig A. Erickson

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:26

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  34. Content type: Research

    Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are associated with a range of perceptual atypicalities, including abnormalities in gaze processing. Pellicano and Burr (Trends Cogn Sci 16(10):504-10, 2012) have argued that t...

    Authors: Philip J. Pell, Isabelle Mareschal, Andrew J. Calder, Elisabeth A. H. von dem Hagen, Colin W.G. Clifford, Simon Baron-Cohen and Michael P. Ewbank

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:25

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  35. Content type: Research

    Recent research has identified differences in relative attention to competing social versus non-social video stimuli in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Whether attentional allocation is influe...

    Authors: Hayley Crawford, Joanna Moss, Chris Oliver, Natasha Elliott, Giles M. Anderson and Joseph P. McCleery

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:24

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  36. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an early-onset neurodevelopmental disorder with complex genetic underpinning in its etiology. Copy number variations (CNVs) as one of the genetic factors associated with ASD h...

    Authors: Chia-Lin Yin, Hsin-I Chen, Ling-Hui Li, Yi-Ling Chien, Hsiao-Mei Liao, Miao Chun Chou, Wen-Jiun Chou, Wen-Che Tsai, Yen-Nan Chiu, Yu-Yu Wu, Chen-Zen Lo, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Yuan-Tsong Chen and Susan Shur-Fen Gau

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:23

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  37. Content type: Research

    BMP/RA-inducible neural-specific protein 1 (Brinp1) is highly conserved in vertebrates, and continuously expressed in the neocortex, hippocampus, olfactory bulb and cerebellum from mid-embryonic development throu...

    Authors: Susan R. Berkowicz, Travis J. Featherby, Zhengdong Qu, Aminah Giousoh, Natalie A. Borg, Julian I. Heng, James C. Whisstock and Phillip I. Bird

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:22

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  38. Content type: Research

    Although it is well established that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is higher in males than females, there is relatively little understanding of the underlying mechanisms and their developmen...

    Authors: Rachael Bedford, Emily J. H. Jones, Mark H. Johnson, Andrew Pickles, Tony Charman and Teodora Gliga

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:21

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Molecular Autism 2016 7:33

  39. Content type: Research

    Gaze abnormality is a diagnostic criterion for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, few easy-to-use clinical tools exist to evaluate the unique eye-gaze patterns of ASD. Recently, we developed Gazefinder, ...

    Authors: Toru Fujioka, Keisuke Inohara, Yuko Okamoto, Yasuhiro Masuya, Makoto Ishitobi, Daisuke N. Saito, Minyoung Jung, Sumiyoshi Arai, Yukiko Matsumura, Takashi X. Fujisawa, Kosuke Narita, Katsuaki Suzuki, Kenji J. Tsuchiya, Norio Mori, Taiichi Katayama, Makoto Sato…

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:19

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  40. Content type: Research

    Intellectual disability (ID), autism, and epilepsy share frequent yet variable comorbidities with one another. In order to better understand potential genetic divergence underlying this variable risk, we studi...

    Authors: Emily L. Casanova, Julia L. Sharp, Hrishikesh Chakraborty, Nahid Sultana Sumi and Manuel F. Casanova

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:18

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  41. Content type: Research

    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a single-gene disorder that is the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability and the most frequent monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). FXS is caused by ...

    Authors: Jantine A. C. Broek, Zhanmin Lin, H. Martijn de Gruiter, Heleen van ‘t Spijker, Elize D. Haasdijk, David Cox, Sureyya Ozcan, Gert W. A. van Cappellen, Adriaan B. Houtsmuller, Rob Willemsen, Chris I. de Zeeuw and Sabine Bahn

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:17

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  42. Content type: Research

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a heterogeneous group of disorders with a wide range of behavioral impairments including social and communication deficits. Apart from these core symptoms, a signific...

    Authors: Anwesha Banerjee, Jonathan A. Luong, Anthony Ho, Aeshah O. Saib and Jonathan E. Ploski

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2016 7:16

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