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Primate models of autism  

This project is designed to provide additional support for the hypothesis that abnormal maternal autoantibodies may be one cause of autism. If maternal autoantibodies are identified as a risk factor for autism, this finding would quickly lead both to the development of a diagnostic assay for maternal autoantibodies and to the development of therapeutic interventions to diminish this autism risk factor.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $727,322.00
Project Number R01MH080218-01A2
Principal Investigator Amaral, David; Bauman, Melissa
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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Web Link 2 No URL available.
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History/Related Projects Primate models of autism | $724,953.00 | 2009 | 5R01MH080218-02
Primate models of autism | $734,756.00 | 2010 | 5R01MH080218-03