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Question 2: Short-term Objective D  

Fiscal Year: 2010

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding.2SD. Launch three studies that target improved understanding of the underlying biological pathways of genetic conditions related to autism (e.g. Fragile X, Rett syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex) and how these conditions inform risk assessment and individualized intervention by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,000,000 over 5 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Coordinated control of synapse development by autism-linked genes Huber, Kimberly University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Study of fragile X mental retardation protein in synaptic function and plasticity Huber, Kimberly University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Developmental versus acute mechanisms mediating altered excitatory synaptic function in the fragile X syndrome mouse model Huber, Kimberly University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Quantitative proteomic approach towards understanding and treating autism Jin, Peng Emory University
MicroRNAs in synaptic plasticity and behaviors relevant to autism Kelleher, Raymond Massachusetts General Hospital
Translation regulation in hippocampal LTP and LTD Klann, Eric New York University
The mechanism and significance of Evf ncRNA regulation of the DLX genes Kohtz, Jhumku University of Washington
Regulation of 22q11 genes in embryonic and adult forebrain Lamantia, Anthony The George Washington University
Regulation of 22q11 genes in embryonic and adult forebrain Lamantia, Anthony University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The role of MeCP2 in Rett syndrome LaSalle, Janine University of California, Davis
Modulation of fxr1 splicing as a treatment strategy for autism in fragile X syndrome Lin, Michael Stanford University
Role of intracellular mGluR5 in fragile X syndrome and autism O'Malley, Karen Washington University in St. Louis
L-type calcium channel regulation of neuronal differentiation Panagiotakos, Georgia Stanford University
Mouse models of human autism spectrum disorders: Gene targeting in specific brain regions Parada, Luis University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Angelman syndrome (AS) Percy, Alan University of Alabama at Birmingham
MeCP2 modulation of BDNF signaling: Shared mechanisms of Rett and autism Pozzo-Miller, Lucas University of Alabama at Birmingham
Augmentation of the cholinergic system in fragile X syndrome: A double-blind placebo study Reiss, Allan Stanford University
Proteomics in drosophila to identify autism candidate substrates of UBE3A Reiter, Lawrence University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Olfactory abnormalities in the modeling of Rett syndrome Ronnett, Gabriele Johns Hopkins University
Visual system connectivity in a high-risk model of autism Sahin, Mustafa Children's Hospital Boston
Sex differences in early brain development; Brain development in Turner syndrome Santelli, Rebecca University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
New approaches to local translation: SpaceSTAMP of proteins synthesized in axons Segal, Rosalind Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Investigation of postnatal drug intervention's potential in rescuing the symptoms of fragile X syndrome in adult mice Sidorov, Michael Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aberrant synaptic form and function due to TSC-mTOR-related mutation in autism spectrum disorders Sulzer, David Columbia University
Aberrant synaptic function caused by TSC mutation in autism Sulzer, David Columbia University