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Med Hypotheses. 2013 Jul;81(1):21-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.03.034. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Predicting autism at birth.

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Department of Biochemistry, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, 230 West 125th Street, NY 10027, USA. gary.steinman@touro.edu

Abstract

The amounts of at least three biochemical factors are more often abnormal in autistic people than neurologically normal ones. They include insulin-like growth factor, anti-myelin basic protein, and serotonin. This may explain why processes initiated in utero which hinder normal neurogenesis, especially myelination, continue after delivery. Quantitation of these parameters may make possible the calculation of an autism index, anticipating at birth which children will ultimately develop overt autism.

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23618611
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10.1016/j.mehy.2013.03.034
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