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  1. Content type: Research

    Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been hypothesized to play a role in aetiology of autism based on a demonstrated involvement in the regulation of social behaviours. The arginine vasopressin receptor 1A gene (AVPR1A

    Authors: Katherine E Tansey, Matthew J Hill, Lynne E Cochrane, Michael Gill, Richard JL Anney and Louise Gallagher

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2011 2:3

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    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, and is the most common single-gene disorder known to be associated with autism. Despite recent advances in functional neur...

    Authors: Claudia M Greco, Celestine S Navarro, Michael R Hunsaker, Izumi Maezawa, John F Shuler, Flora Tassone, Mary Delany, Jacky W Au, Robert F Berman, Lee-Way Jin, Cynthia Schumann, Paul J Hagerman and Randi J Hagerman

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2011 2:2

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    Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) have proved invaluable for the identification of disease susceptibility genes. However, the prioritization of candidate genes and regions for follow-up studies often prov...

    Authors: John P Hussman, Ren-Hua Chung, Anthony J Griswold, James M Jaworski, Daria Salyakina, Deqiong Ma, Ioanna Konidari, Patrice L Whitehead, Jeffery M Vance, Eden R Martin, Michael L Cuccaro, John R Gilbert, Jonathan L Haines and Margaret A Pericak-Vance

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2011 2:1

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    SHANK3 is a protein in the core of the postsynaptic density (PSD) and has a critical role in recruiting many key functional elements to the PSD and to the synapse, including components of α-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-...

    Authors: Ozlem Bozdagi, Takeshi Sakurai, Danae Papapetrou, Xiaobin Wang, Dara L Dickstein, Nagahide Takahashi, Yuji Kajiwara, Mu Yang, Adam M Katz, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Mark J Harris, Roheeni Saxena, Jill L Silverman, Jacqueline N Crawley, Qiang Zhou, Patrick R Hof…

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:15

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) is a retrovirus implicated in prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Press releases have suggested that it could contribute to autism spectrum...

    Authors: Brent C Satterfield, Rebecca A Garcia, Fiorella Gurrieri and Charles E Schwartz

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:14

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    The hallmark characteristic of autism is impaired reciprocal social interaction. While children find social interaction stress-reducing, many children with autism may find social interaction stress-inducing. T...

    Authors: Blythe A Corbett, Clayton W Schupp, David Simon, Niles Ryan and Sally Mendoza

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:13

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    The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is a self-report questionnaire for quantifying autistic traits. This study tests whether the AQ can differentiate between parents of children with an autism spectrum condition...

    Authors: Sally Wheelwright, Bonnie Auyeung, Carrie Allison and Simon Baron-Cohen

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:10

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    HOXB1 plays a major role in brainstem morphogenesis and could partly determine the cranial circumference in conjunction with HOXA1. In our sample, HOXA1 alleles significantly influence head growth rates both in a...

    Authors: Lucia A Muscarella, Vito Guarnieri, Roberto Sacco, Paolo Curatolo, Barbara Manzi, Riccardo Alessandrelli, Grazia Giana, Roberto Militerni, Carmela Bravaccio, Carlo Lenti, Monica Saccani, Cindy Schneider, Raun Melmed, Leonardo D'Agruma and Antonio M Persico

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:9

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    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are phenotypically heterogeneous, characterized by impairments in the development of communication and social behaviour and the presence of repetitive behaviour and restricted inte...

    Authors: Hilary Coon, Michele E Villalobos, Reid J Robison, Nicola J Camp, Dale S Cannon, Kristina Allen-Brady, Judith S Miller and William M McMahon

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:8

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    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorders which are characteristically comprised of impairments in social interaction, communication and restricted interests...

    Authors: Inês Sousa, Taane G Clark, Richard Holt, Alistair T Pagnamenta, Erik J Mulder, Ruud B Minderaa, Anthony J Bailey, Agatino Battaglia, Sabine M Klauck, Fritz Poustka and Anthony P Monaco

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:7

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  11. Content type: Editorial

    Many psychiatric conditions and traits are associated with significant heritability. Genetic risk for psychiatric conditions encompass rare variants, identified due to major effect, as well as common variants,...

    Authors: Joseph D Buxbaum, Simon Baron-Cohen and Bernie Devlin

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:6

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    The 15q24 microdeletion syndrome has been recently described as a recurrent, submicroscopic genomic imbalance found in individuals with intellectual disability, typical facial appearance, hypotonia, and digita...

    Authors: L Alison McInnes, Alisa Nakamine, Marion Pilorge, Tracy Brandt, Patricia Jiménez González, Marietha Fallas, Elina R Manghi, Lisa Edelmann, Joseph Glessner, Hakon Hakonarson, Catalina Betancur and Joseph D Buxbaum

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:5

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    Autism is a complex disorder characterized by deficits involving communication, social interaction, and repetitive and restrictive patterns of behavior. Twin studies have shown that autism is strongly heritabl...

    Authors: Jerome Carayol, Gerard D Schellenberg, Frederic Tores, Jörg Hager, Andreas Ziegler and Geraldine Dawson

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:4

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    It has been suggested that efforts to identify genetic risk markers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) would benefit from the analysis of more narrowly defined ASD phenotypes. Previous research indicates that '...

    Authors: Dale S Cannon, Judith S Miller, Reid J Robison, Michele E Villalobos, Natalie K Wahmhoff, Kristina Allen-Brady, William M McMahon and Hilary Coon

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:3

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    Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is known to have a strong genetic component and is most likely oligogenic. However, the necessary role of environmental factors has been well documented. Prior res...

    Authors: Roksana Sasanfar, Stephen A Haddad, Ala Tolouei, Majid Ghadami, Dongmei Yu and Susan L Santangelo

    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:2

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