Diseases : DID40143 - Autistic thinking

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2.13143187349 45 - [0, 0, 1, 4] Diseases DID40143 Autistic thinking Autistic thinking; Autism
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45 - [0, 0, 1, 4] Autism genes are selectively targeted by environmental pollutants including pesticides, heavy metals, bisphenol A, phthalates and many others in food, cosmetics or household products.
[MEDLINE : 27984170]
(2016) Autism genes are selectively targeted by environmental pollutants including pesticides, heavy metals, bisphenol A, phthalates and many others in food, cosmetics or household products. Neurochemistry international;Neurochem. Int.;2016 Oct;:

- Autism polymorphisms influence the sensitivity to some of these chemicals and these same genes play an important role in barrier function and control of respiratory cilia sweeping particulate matter from the airways.

- Further epidemiological studies and neurodevelopmental and behavioural research is warranted to determine the relevance of large number of suspect candidates whose addition to the environment, household, food and cosmetics might be fuelling the autism epidemic in a gene-dependent manner.

- Gene/environment interactions in autism were analysed using 206 autism susceptibility genes (ASG 's) from the Autworks database to interrogate ∼1 million chemical/gene interactions in the comparative toxicogenomics database.

- Autism genes are selectively targeted by environmental pollutants including pesticides, heavy metals, bisphenol A, phthalates and many others in food, cosmetics or household products.

- The increasing incidence of autism suggests a major environmental influence.

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This project is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (award #111062), Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, and by The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC), a nationally-funded research and core facility that supports a wide range of cutting-edge metabolomic studies. TMIC is funded by Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia, and Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization that is leading Canada's national genomics strategy with $900 million in funding from the federal government.