We all make normal antibodies against various diseases (for instance when we receive immunizations). Studies have found that some autistic children have inappropriate antibodies in their blood that attack nerve cells on their own brains and spinal cord.
An association with autoimmune enteropathies
with specific antibodies targeted to gut epithelial cells has been shown in ASD. In a recent paper, serum from a mother with an autistic child, when injected into gestating mice, induced behavioral changes including altered exploration, motor coordination and changes in cerebellar magnetic resonance spec-troscopy in the offspring. In contrast, mice injected with serum from mothers with typically developing children showed no such changes in behavior.
This study supports the notion that maternal anti-
Is autism an autoimmune disease?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jul. 14, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:56 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Finding the cause is great IF IT LEADS TO TREATMENT, CURE, OR PREVENTION. Otherwise it's just interesting research.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
OP you should have said that the information was quoted from a book this is the link and on page 41 is the information you posted. http://books.google.com/books?id=AOKU0byTsuYC&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=university+of+oxford+mouse+autism+mother%27s+blood&source=bl&ots=yZf4H65xox&sig=x6PG4a_Fqkkbj-Mzgu4kKfu2jNo&hl=en&ei=rwxdSvC0DYX2NdKStK4C&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1
Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Jul. 15, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 9:57 AM on Jul. 15, 2009
Next question overall
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Do you choose your friends based on their lifestyle???