Evidence for the involvement of genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) in the etiology of autistic disorders on high‐functioning level

@article{Wermter2010EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the involvement of genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) in the etiology of autistic disorders on high‐functioning level},
  author={Anne-Kathrin Wermter and Inge Kamp-Becker and Philipp Nikolaus Hesse and Gerd Schulte-K{\"o}rne and Konstantin Strauch and Helmut Remschmidt},
  journal={American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={153B}
}
An increasing number of animal studies advert to a substantial role of the neuropeptide oxytocin in the regulation of social attachment and affiliation. Furthermore, animal studies showed anxiety and stress‐reduced effects of oxytocin. First human studies confirm these findings in animal studies and implicate a crucial role of oxytocin in human social attachment behavior and in social interactions. Thus, the oxytocin system might be involved in the impairment of social interaction and… Expand

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