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Antibrain antibodies in children with autism and their unaffected siblings.
|Title||Antibrain antibodies in children with autism and their unaffected siblings.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Singer HS, Morris CM, Williams PN, Yoon DY, Hong JJ, Zimmerman AW|
|Journal||Journal of neuroimmunology|
|Date Published||2006 Sep|
Serum autoantibodies to human brain, identified by ELISA and Western immunoblotting, were evaluated in 29 children with autism spectrum disorder (22 with autistic disorder), 9 non-autistic siblings and 13 controls. More autistic subjects than controls had bands at 100 kDa in caudate, putamen and prefrontal cortex (p<0.01) as well as larger peak heights of bands at 73 kDa in the cerebellum and cingulate gyrus. Both autistic disorder subjects and their matched non-autistic siblings had denser bands (peak height and/or area under the curve) at 73 kDa in the cerebellum and cingulate gyrus than did controls (p<0.01). Results suggest that children with autistic disorder and their siblings exhibit differences compared to controls in autoimmune reactivity to specific epitopes located in distinct brain regions.
|Alternate Journal||J. Neuroimmunol.|