Amniotic fluid chemokines and autism spectrum disorders: An exploratory study utilizing a Danish Historic Birth Cohort

@article{Abdallah2012AmnioticFC,
  title={Amniotic fluid chemokines and autism spectrum disorders: An exploratory study utilizing a Danish Historic Birth Cohort},
  author={Morsi W. Abdallah and Nanna H Larsen and Jakob Grove and Bent N\orgaard-Pedersen and David Michael Hougaard},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={170-176}
}
INTRODUCTION Elevated levels of chemokines have been reported in plasma and brain tissue of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The aim of this study was to examine chemokine levels in amniotic fluid (AF) samples of individuals diagnosed with ASD and their controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS A Danish Historic Birth Cohort (HBC) kept at Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen was utilized. Using data from Danish nation-wide health registers, a case-control study design of 414 cases and… CONTINUE READING

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