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Project 2: Immunological susceptibility of autism  

Recent studies indicate that immune function in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is profoundly altered compared to developmentally healthy controls. There is a strong interface between the immune system and the neurologic network, and successful neurodevelopment is contingent upon a successful interaction between these two systems. The study aims address both the serologic and cellular aspects of immune function in patients with autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $136,641.00
Project Number P01ES011269-08
Principal Investigator Van de Water, Judy
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. 2.2 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 Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
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