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CD8 + T lymphocyte function in autism  

The goal of this research is to assess the nature and extent of CD8+ cytotoxic T cell immune function in autism in order to test the hypothesis that there is a fundamental defect at the CD8+CTL level in children with autism, ultimately leading to abnormalities in antiviral and/or inflammatory immune function. The study compares children with autism (with and without gastrointestinal symptoms) and typically developing controls. Project Status


Funder Autism Research Institute
Fiscal Year Funding $27,250.00
Project Number 2009-13
Principal Investigator Ashwood, Paul
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SA. 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 Funding Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 CD8 + T lymphocyte function in autism (External web link)
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History/Related Projects CD8 + T lymphocyte function in autism | $27,250.00 | 2009 | 2009-7