Foetal oestrogens and autism

@article{BaronCohen2019FoetalOA,
  title={Foetal oestrogens and autism},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Alexandros Tsompanidis and Bonnie Auyeung and Bent No̸rgaard-Pedersen and David Michael Hougaard and Morsi Abdallah and Arieh Sierra Cohen and Alexa Pohl},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2019},
  volume={25},
  pages={2970 - 2978}
}
Elevated latent prenatal steroidogenic activity has been found in the amniotic fluid of autistic boys, based on measuring prenatal androgens and other steroid hormones. To date, it is unclear if other prenatal steroids also contribute to autism likelihood. Prenatal oestrogens need to be investigated, as they play a key role in synaptogenesis and corticogenesis during prenatal development, in both males and females. Here we test whether levels of prenatal oestriol, oestradiol, oestrone and… Expand
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