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Question 2: Objective 2  

Fiscal Year: 2008

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.2.2 Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may underlie the development of ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Primate models of autism Amaral, David; Bauman, Melissa University of California, Davis
Fraternal birth order effects on behavior Breedlove, S. Marc Michigan State University
Maternal inflammation alters fetal brain development via Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Carpentier, Pamela Stanford University
Markers of inflammation and oxidative damage Chauhan, Abha Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Psychosis and autoimmune diseases in Denmark Eaton, William Johns Hopkins University
Autism: Role of oxytocin Ellerbeck, Kathryn University of Kansas Medical Center
Deriving neuroprogenitor cells from peripheral blood of individuals with autism Fujinami, Robert University of Utah
Is autism a mitochondrial disease? Giulivi, Cecilia University of California, Davis
Studies of central nervous system functional anatomy Herkenham, Miles National Institutes of Health
Impact of innate immunity on regressive autism Jyonouchi, Harumi University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Regulation of inflammatory TH17 cells in ASD Littman, Dan New York University School of Medicine
Influence of oxidative stress on transcription and alternative splicing of methionine synthase in autism Muratore, Christina Northeastern University
Evaluation and treatment of copper/zinc imbalance in children with autism Ramer, Jeanette Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Brain region specific oxidative stress Sajdel-Sulkowska, Ellen Brigham and Women's Hospital
Genetics of autistic disorder Spence, M. Anne University of California, San Diego
Neuroimmunologic investigations of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Swedo, Susan National Institutes of Health
Project 2: Immunological susceptibility of autism Van de Water, Judy University of California, Davis
Neuronal oxidative stress in autism Xiongwei, Zhu Case Western Reserve University