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Arch Neurol. 2006 Aug;63(8):1161-4.

Altered vascular phenotype in autism: correlation with oxidative stress.

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  • 1Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Autism is a neurologic disorder characterized by impaired communication and social interaction. Results of previous studies showed biochemical evidence for abnormal platelet reactivity and altered blood flow in children with autism.

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the vascular phenotype in children with autism.

DESIGN AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Urinary levels of isoprostane F(2alpha)-VI, a marker of lipid peroxidation; 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B(2), which reflects platelet activation; and 6-keto-prostaglandin F(1alpha), a marker of endothelium activation, were measured by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in subjects with autism and healthy control subjects.

SETTING AND SUBJECTS:

Children with a clinical diagnosis of autism attending the Pfeiffer Treatment Center.

RESULTS:

Compared with controls, children with autism had significantly higher urinary levels of isoprostane F(2alpha)-VI, 2,3-dinor-thromboxane B(2), and 6-keto-prostaglandin F(1alpha). Lipid peroxidation levels directly correlated with both vascular biomarker ratios.

CONCLUSION:

Besides enhanced oxidative stress, platelet and vascular endothelium activation also could contribute to the development and clinical manifestations of autism.

PMID:
16908745
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