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Evidence of neurodegeneration in autism spectrum disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Translational Neurodegeneration, August 2013
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Evidence of neurodegeneration in autism spectrum disorder
Published in
Translational Neurodegeneration, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/2047-9158-2-17
Pubmed ID

Janet K Kern, David A Geier, Lisa K Sykes, Mark R Geier


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder in which a significant number of children experience a developmental regression characterized by a loss of previously-acquired skills and abilities. Loss of neurological function in ASD, as observed in affected children who have regressed, can be explained as neurodegeneration. Although there is research evidence of neurodegeneration or progressive encephalopathy in ASD, the issue of neurodegeneration in ASD is still under debate. Evidence of neurodegeneration in the brain in ASD includes: (1) neuronal cell loss, (2) activated microglia and astrocytes, (3) proinflammatory cytokines, (4) oxidative stress, and (5) elevated 8-oxo-guanosine levels. The evidence from this review suggests that neurodegeneration underlies the loss of neurological function in children with ASD who have experienced regression and loss of previously acquired skills and abilities, and that research into treatments to address the issue of neurodegeneration in ASD are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 95 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 18%
Student > Bachelor 17 18%
Student > Master 15 15%
Researcher 12 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 12 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 16%
Psychology 13 13%
Neuroscience 12 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 8%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 15 15%

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