Brain-specific autoantibodies in the plasma of subjects with autistic spectrum disorder.

  title={Brain-specific autoantibodies in the plasma of subjects with autistic spectrum disorder.},
  author={Maricel Cabanlit and Sharifia Wills and Paula E Goines and Paul Ashwood and Judy Van de Water},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed on the basis of behavioral parameters, several studies have reported immune system abnormalities and suggest the possible role of autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of ASD. In this study we sought to assess the incidence of brain-specific autoantibodies in the plasma of children with autism (AU) compared to age-matched controls including, siblings without ASD, typically developing (TD) controls, and children with other developmental… CONTINUE READING
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