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A deletion involving CD38 and BST1 results in a fusion transcript in a patient with autism and asthma.

Abstract:

CD38 encodes a ligand in the oxytocin signaling pathway. Some single nucleotide polymorphisms in this gene have been associated with low serum oxytocin levels in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) patients. Oxytocin disruption has been hypothesized to account for features of ASD, including impaired communication and social behavior, based on animal studies. Recent human studies have shown administration of oxytocin improving emotion recognition, promoting social behavior, and improving auditory p...

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10.1002/aur.1365

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Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Journal:
Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
254-263
Publication date:
2014-04-01
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EISSN:
1939-3806
ISSN:
1939-3792
Source identifiers:
457717

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