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Cell. 2016 Jul 14;166(2):273-274. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.054.

The Troubled Touch of Autism.

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1
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center, The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.
2
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center, The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. Electronic address: zylka@med.unc.edu.

Abstract

A study finds that deficits in touch-sensing somatosensory neurons contribute to social interaction and anxiety phenotypes in mouse models of autism and Rett syndrome. These findings suggest that some core symptoms of autism might originate from aberrant development or function of the peripheral nervous system.

PMID:
27419865
PMCID:
PMC5461061
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.054
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