Study finds age-dependent gene expression differences with autism

03/25/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Researchers examined postmortem brain samples of 33 patients and found those with autism ages 2 to 14 had abnormalities in pathways responsible for cell number, cortical patterning and differentiation, while autism patients ages 15 to 56 had abnormalities affecting signaling and repair. The DNA extracted from the prefrontal cortex showed autism-specific copy number variations in genes responsible for cell cycle regulation. The study appears in the journal PLoS Genetics.

View Full Article in:

PhysiciansBriefing.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regulatory Counsel
Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Vice President, Commercial Markets
Meridian Health
Neptune, NJ
Health Plan CEO – Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Director of Operations - GBS
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN