The Molecular Basis of Autism

  • S. Hossein¬†Fatemi

Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Clinical Aspects of Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fred R. Volkmar
      Pages 3-14
    3. Yi Wang, Ping Wang, Xiu Xu, Jennifer Goldstein, Allyn McConkie, Sau W. Cheung et al.
      Pages 33-66
    4. Cyril J. Peter, Abraham Reichenberg, Schahram Akbarian
      Pages 67-92
    5. Destanie R. Rose, Paul Ashwood
      Pages 93-115
    6. Danielle Baribeau, Evdokia Anagnostou
      Pages 117-152
    7. Manuel F. Casanova
      Pages 153-171
    8. Donald E. Greydanus, Gabriel Kaplan, Dilip R. Patel
      Pages 173-193
    9. V. Mark Durand
      Pages 195-210
  3. Basic Science Aspects of Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Guy Mittleman, Charles D. Blaha
      Pages 213-241
    3. Maria L. Carlsson
      Pages 243-256
    4. Tal Levin-Decanini, Sunday M. Francis, Angela Sagar, Wensheng Liu, C. Sue Carter, Suma Jacob
      Pages 275-306
    5. Timothy D. Folsom, S. Hossein Fatemi
      Pages 337-359
    6. Amy C. Reichelt, James Dachtler
      Pages 361-381
    7. James W. Howell, Detlef H. Heck
      Pages 393-405
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 427-437

About this book


This book is a comprehensive overview of the clinical and scientific aspects of Autism from the leading experts in the field. The clinical section covers everything from epidemiological features to epigenetic regulation to behavioral therapies and much in between. The basic science section presents the latest knowledge on the underlying causes of the disorder including the role of various neurotransmitters, neurexins and neuroligins, reelin, and other proteins. Chapters also explore the cognition and motor control in autism and the connection between oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction and autism. The thorough description of these underlying causes may help researchers and clinicians find more effective treatments and therapies for the 1 in 68 American children who have been diagnosed with Autism.


autism biology diagnosis etiology neurodevelopmental disorders treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Hossein¬†Fatemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroscience and Pharmacology MMC 392University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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