Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  title={Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders.},
  author={Maheen F Siddiqui and Clare E. Elwell and Mark H Johnson},
  journal={Autism-open access},
  volume={6 5}
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are classified as neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by diminished social communication and interaction. Recently, evidence has accrued that a significant proportion of individuals with autism have concomitant diseases such as mitochondrial disease and abnormalities of energy generation. This has therefore led to the hypothesis that autism may be linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. We review such studies reporting decreased activity of mitochondrial… CONTINUE READING


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