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Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Autism Research Database
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 
Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Does mercury and neurotension induce mitochondrial DNA release from human mast cells and contribute to auto-immunity in ASD?

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Theohardies, Theoharis

Description

Description

Further investigation into preliminary data that neurotensin (NT) stimulates mast cell activation and that NT is elevated in young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Funder

Funder

Coalition for SafeMinds

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

40000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SA. Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of fever, metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may influence ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years. (Fever studies to be started by 2012.)

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

Tufts University

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

2010-03

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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