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Identification of lipid biomarkers for autism  

This study examines the fatty acid profiles of red blood cells from autistic and non-autistic patients using the leftover blood samples from clinical diagnostic laboratories to test whether polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) is a lipid biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study will also examine the link between fatty acid profiles and genes involved in lipid metabolism. Project Status


Funder Department of Defense
Fiscal Year Funding $249,924.00
Project Number AR093220
Principal Investigator Kang, Jing
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Massachusetts General Hospital
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Identification of lipid biomarkers for autism (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Identification of lipid biomarkers for autism | $0.00 | 2010 | AR093220