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Autism: Role of oxytocin  

This research study will try to determine whether children with autism have abnormal levels of oxytocin and/or serotonin in their blood, and whether oxytocin and/or serotonin levels are related to differences in immune function between children with autism and typically developing children. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $6,505.00
Project Number 5M01RR023940-03
Principal Investigator Ellerbeck, Kathryn
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? Federal
Institution University of Kansas Medical Center
State/Country Kansas
Web Link 1 Autism: Role of oxytocin (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Autism: Role of oxytocin | $27,862.00 | 2008 | M01RR023940-02