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Question 2: Short-term Objective A  

$4,972,407.28
Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.2SA. Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of fever, metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may influence ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years. (Fever studies to be started by 2012.)

Download 2010 Question 2: Short-term Objective A projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
The pathogenesis of autism: Maternal antibody exposure in the fetal brain Diamond, Betty The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
The effect of mercury and neuropeptide triggers on human mast cell release of neurotoxic molecules Theohardies, Theoharis Tufts University
Systematic characterization of the immune response to gluten and casein in autism spectrum disorders Alaedini, Armin Weill Cornell Medical College
Study of anti-neuronal autoantibodies in behavioral and movement disorders Cunningham, Madeleine University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Regulation of inflammatory Th17 cells in autism spectrum disorder Littman, Dan New York University School of Medicine
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development Hepel, Maria State University of New York at Potsdam
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development James, Sandra Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development Noble, Mark University of Rochester
Prostaglandins and cerebellum development McCarthy, Margaret University of Maryland, Baltimore
Project 2: Immunological susceptibility of autism Van de Water, Judy University of California, Davis
Primate models of autism Bauman, Melissa University of California, Davis
Primate models of autism Bauman, Melissa; Amaral, David University of California, Davis
Neurological diseases due to inborn errors of metabolism Pascual, Juan University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Molecular pathways involved in oxidative stress and leaky gut impairment in autism spectrum disorders Antonucci, Nicola University of Naples
Mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism Shoffner, John Georgia State University
Maternal infection and autism: Impact of placental sufficiency and maternal inflammatory responses on fetal brain development Palmer, Theo Stanford University
Maternal immune activation, cytokines, and the pathogenesis of autism McAllister, A. Kimberley University of California, Davis
Is autism a mitochondrial disease? Giulivi, Cecilia University of California, Davis
Influence of the maternal immune response on the development of autism Ponzio, Nicholas University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Influence of oxidative stress on transcription and alternative splicing of methionine synthase in autism Muratore, Christina Northeastern University
Influence of maternal cytokines on activation of the innate immune system as a factor in the development of autism Ponzio, Nicholas University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Influence of maternal cytokines during pregnancy on effector and regulatory T helper cells as etiological factors in autism Ponzio, Nicholas University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Immune molecules and cortical synaptogenesis: Possible implications for the pathogenesis of autism McAllister, A. Kimberley University of California, Davis
How does IL-6 mediate the development of autism-related behaviors? Hsiao, Elaine California Institute of Technology
Gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of autism-like neurodevelopmental damage: A mouse model Pletnikov, Mikhail Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine