Dysregulated brain immunity and neurotrophin signaling in Rett syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Theoharides2015DysregulatedBI,
  title={Dysregulated brain immunity and neurotrophin signaling in Rett syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Theoharis C Theoharides and Marianna Athanassiou and Smaro Panagiotidou and Robert L Doyle},
  journal={Journal of neuroimmunology},
  year={2015},
  volume={279},
  pages={33-8}
}
Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which occurs in about 1:15,000 females and presents with neurologic and communication defects. It is transmitted as an X-linked dominant linked to mutations of the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2), a gene transcription suppressor, but its definitive pathogenesis is unknown thus hindering development of effective treatments. Almost half of children with Rett syndrome also have behavioral symptoms consistent with those of autism spectrum disorders… CONTINUE READING
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