Is urinary indolyl-3-acryloylglycine a biomarker for autism with gastrointestinal symptoms?

@article{Wang2009IsUI,
  title={Is urinary indolyl-3-acryloylglycine a biomarker for autism with gastrointestinal symptoms?},
  author={Lv Wang and Manya Therese Angley and Jacobus Petrus Gerber and Robyn L. Young and Damien V Abarno and Ross A. McKinnon and Michael J. Sorich},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={596-603}
}
An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis is based on clinical behaviours as there are no validated biological diagnostic tools. Indolyl-3-acryloylglycine (IAG) is a chemical produced by gut microflora and there are conflicting reports as to whether urinary levels are elevated in children with ASD compared with controls. Urinary IAG levels in morning urine samples were statistically significantly higher in children with ASD whose caregivers reported the presence of chronic gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING
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