Disruption of contactin 4 in three subjects with autism spectrum disorder

  title={Disruption of contactin 4 in three subjects with autism spectrum disorder},
  author={Jasmin Roohi and Christina Montagna and David H. Tegay and Lance E. Palmer and Carla J Devincent and John C. Pomeroy and Susan L. Christian and Norma J. Nowak and Eli Hatchwell},
  journal={Journal of Medical Genetics},
  pages={176 - 182}
BACKGROUND Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder of the central nervous system of largely unknown aetiology. The prevalence of the syndrome underscores the need for biological markers and a clearer understanding of pathogenesis. For these reasons, a genetic study of idiopathic ASD was undertaken. METHODS AND RESULTS Array based comparative genomic hybridisation identified a paternally inherited chromosome 3 copy number variation (CNV) in three SUBJECTS a deletion in two… CONTINUE READING


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