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Immune/Metabolic Pathways$5,385,744.28
Fiscal Year: 2010
  

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These projects focus on understanding the biological mechanisms of metabolism and the immune system that may be altered in autism, typically in cells and animal models. This largely includes studies on inflammation and inflammatory molecules (i.e., cytokines), as well as on the role of mitochondria, energy metabolism, and oxidative stress. Also included in this group are projects seeking to identify specific immune and metabolic triggers in early prenatal and post-natal life, such as maternal infection, maternal auto-antibodies, and toxic exposures.
Graph: Question 2 encompassed a broad range of biological research, resulting in the need to create a larger number of subcategories to adequately describe the breadth of research than was required for other Strategic Plan Questions. The subcategory with the largest portion of funding was Molecular pathways (32%), followed by Neural systems and Subgroups/Biosignatures, which each received less than half the funding of Molecular pathways (15% and 14%, respectively). Projects related to Developmental trajectory were supported by 11% of 2010 ASD research funding, and research on Sensory and motor function received 7%. Studies on Immune/Metabolic pathways (6%), Co-occurring conditions (5%), Cognitive studies (5%), and Computational science (4%) round out the types of research in Question 2.
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
Immune molecules and cortical synaptogenesis: Possible implications for the pathogenesis of autism McAllister, A. Kimberley Q2.S.A University of California, Davis
A non-human primate autism model based on maternal immune activation Patterson, Paul Q2.S.A University of California, Davis
Prostaglandins and cerebellum development McCarthy, Margaret Q2.S.A University of Maryland, Baltimore
Influence of the maternal immune response on the development of autism Ponzio, Nicholas Q2.S.A University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Influence of maternal cytokines on activation of the innate immune system as a factor in the development of autism Ponzio, Nicholas Q2.S.A University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Influence of maternal cytokines during pregnancy on effector and regulatory T helper cells as etiological factors in autism Ponzio, Nicholas Q2.S.A University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Th cell polarization and candida reactivity in autistic children with food allergy Jyonouchi, Harumi Q2.S.E University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Molecular pathways involved in oxidative stress and leaky gut impairment in autism spectrum disorders Antonucci, Nicola Q2.S.A University of Naples
Study of anti-neuronal autoantibodies in behavioral and movement disorders Cunningham, Madeleine Q2.S.A University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
CNS toxicity of ambient air pollution: Postnatal exposure to ultrafine particles Cory-Slechta, Deborah Q2.S.A University of Rochester
Redox abnormalities as a vulnerability phenotype for autism and related alterations in CNS development Noble, Mark Q2.S.A University of Rochester
An ex-vivo placental perfusion system to study materno-fetal biology Bonnin, Alexandre Q2.S.A University of Southern California
Neurological diseases due to inborn errors of metabolism Pascual, Juan Q2.S.A University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
A primate model of gut, immune, and CNS response to childhood vaccines Sackett, Gene Q2.S.A University of Washington
Systematic characterization of the immune response to gluten and casein in autism spectrum disorders Alaedini, Armin Q2.S.A Weill Cornell Medical College