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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.)

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development James, Sandra Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
How does IL-6 mediate the development of autism-related behaviors? Hsiao, Elaine California Institute of Technology
A non-human primate autism model based on maternal infection Patterson, Paul California Institute of Technology
A mitochondrial etiology of autism Wallace, Douglas Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism Shoffner, John Georgia State University
Environmentally induced oxidative stress and altered local brain thyroid horomone metabolism: relevance to autism? Sajdel-Sulkowski, Elizabeth Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital
Gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of autism-like neurodevelopmental damage: A mouse model Pletnikov, Mikhail Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Early biologic markers for autism Croen, Lisa Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Regulation of inflammatory Th17 cells in autism spectrum disorder 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
Maternal infection and autism: Impact of placental sufficiency and maternal inflammatory responses on fetal brain development Palmer, Theo Stanford University
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development Hepel, Maria State University of New York at Potsdam
The pathogenesis of autism: Maternal antibody exposure in the fetal brain Diamond, Betty The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Consequences of maternal antigen exposure on offspring immunity: An animal model of vertical tolerance Rall, Glenn The Fox Chase Cancer Center
The effect of mercury and neuropeptide triggers on human mast cell release of neurotoxic molecules Theohardies, Theoharis Tufts University
Does mercury and neurotension induce mitochondrial DNA release from human mast cells and contribute to auto-immunity in ASD? Theohardies, Theoharis Tufts University
Primate models of autism Bauman, Melissa University of California, Davis
Project 2: Immunological susceptibility of autism Van de Water, Judy University of California, Davis
Primate models of autism Bauman, Melissa; Amaral, David University of California, Davis
A role for immune molecules in cortical connectivity: Potential implications for autism Elmer, Bradford University of California, Davis
Is autism a mitochondrial disease? Giulivi, Cecilia University of California, Davis
Maternal immune activation, cytokines, and the pathogenesis of autism McAllister, A. Kimberley University of California, Davis
Immune molecules and cortical synaptogenesis: Possible implications for the pathogenesis of autism McAllister, A. Kimberley University of California, Davis
A non-human primate autism model based on maternal immune activation Patterson, Paul University of California, Davis
EFRI- BSBA: Novel microsystems for manipulation and analysis of immune cells Revzin, Alexander University of California, Davis