A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity.

@article{Blaylock2009APC,
  title={A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 2: immunoexcitotoxicity.},
  author={Russell Lane Blaylock},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={60-7}
}
In this section, I explore the effects of mercury and inflammation on transsulfuration reactions, which can lead to elevations in androgens, and how this might relate to the male preponderance of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is known that mercury interferes with these biochemical reactions and that chronically elevated androgen levels also enhance the neurodevelopmental effects of excitotoxins. Both androgens and glutamate alter neuronal and glial calcium oscillations, which are known to… CONTINUE READING
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