Mast cell activation and autism.

  title={Mast cell activation and autism.},
  author={Theoharis C Theoharides and Asimenia Angelidou and Konstantinos-Dionysios Alysandratos and Bodi Zhang and Shahrzad Asadi and K Francis and Elena Toniato and Dimitrios C Kalogeromitros},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1822 1},
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by varying degrees of dysfunctional communication and social interactions, repetitive and stereotypic behaviors, as well as learning and sensory deficits. Despite the impressive rise in the prevalence of autism during the last two decades, there are few if any clues for its pathogenesis, early detection or treatment. Increasing evidence indicates high brain expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and the presence of… CONTINUE READING
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