A Non-inflammatory Role for Microglia in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={A Non-inflammatory Role for Microglia in Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Catherine A. Edmonson and Mark N. Ziats and Owen M. Rennert},
  booktitle={Front. Neurol.},
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interaction, difficulties with language, and repetitive/restricted behaviors. The etiology of ASD is still largely unclear, but immune dysfunction and abnormalities in synaptogenesis have repeatedly been implicated as contributing to the disease phenotype. However, an understanding of how and if these two processes are related has not firmly been established. As non-inflammatory roles of… CONTINUE READING
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