Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.

@article{Singh2002AbnormalMA,
  title={Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.},
  author={Vijendra K. Singh and Sheren X Lin and Elizabeth Newell and Courtney M. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of biomedical science},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          359-64
        }
}
Autoimmunity to the central nervous system (CNS), especially to myelin basic protein (MBP), may play a causal role in autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Because many autistic children harbor elevated levels of measles antibodies, we conducted a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and MBP autoantibodies. Using serum samples of 125 autistic children and 92 control children, antibodies were assayed by ELISA or immunoblotting methods. ELISA analysis showed a significant increase in… CONTINUE READING

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