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Studies of the link between autism and serotonin

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  • Conroy, J.; Meally, E.; Kearney, G.; Fitzgerald, M.; Gill, M.; Gallagher, L. (2004).Serotonin transporter gene and autism: a haplotype analysis in an Irish autistic population. Molec. Psychiat. 9: 587-593.
  • Kim, S.-J.; Cox, N.; Courchesne, R.; Lord, C.; Corsello, C.; Akshoomoff, N.; Guter, S.; Leventhal, B. L.; Courchesne, E.; Cook, E. H., Jr. (2002). Transmission disequilibrium mapping at the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) region in autistic disorder. Molec. Psychiat. 7: 278-288,
  • Maestrini, E.; Lai, C.; Marlow, A.; Matthews, N.; Wallace, S.; Bailey, A.; Cook, E. H.; Weeks, D. E.; Monaco, A. P.(1999). Serotonin transporter (5-HTT) and gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-3 (GABRB3) gene polymorphisms are not associated with autism in the IMGSA families. Am. J. Med. Genet. (Neuropsychiat. Genet.) 88: 492-496.
  • Persico, A. M.; Militerni, R.; Bravaccio, C.; Schneider, C.; Melmed, R.; Conciatori, M.; Damiani, V.; Baldi, A.; Keller, F. (2000).Lack of association between serotonin transporter gene promoter variants and autistic disorder in two ethnically distinct samples. Am. J. Med. Genet. 96: 123-127, PubMed ID : 10686565
  • Zhong, N.; Ye, L.; Ju, W.; Tsiouris, J.; Cohen, I.; Brown, W. T. (1999) 5-HTTLPR variants not associated with autistic spectrum disorders. Neurogenetics 2: 129-131, PubMed ID : 10369890

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