ERIC Number: EJ664540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Plasma Amino Acid Levels in Children with Autism and Their Families.
Aldred, Sarah; Moore, Kieran M.; Fitzgerald, Michael; Waring, Rosemary H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v33 n1 p93-97 Feb 2003
Plasma amino acid levels were measured in autistic (n=12), Asperger syndrome (n=11) patients, their parents and siblings. Patients with autism or Asperger syndrome and their siblings and parents all had raised glutamic acid, phenyalanine, asparagine, tyrosine, alanine, and lysine levels than age-matched controls. Results suggest dysregulated amino acid metabolism as an underlying biochemical basis. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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