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Analysis of 15q11-13 GABA-A receptor defects in autism  

Autism is a common and complex disorder with a strong genetic component. Although the genes that cause autism remain unclear, chromosome 15 contains a set of genes that are duplicated in some cases of autism. Previous studies suggest chromosome 15 genes may be involved in some autism cases without duplications, therefore the aims of this research proposal seek to identify the role that these genes play in causing autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $30,772.00
Project Number F31MH078377-02
Principal Investigator Hogart, Amber
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4.5 Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g. cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
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