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  1. Content type: Article

    Signaling mechanisms mediated by the Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily regulate a variety of developmental processes. Here we show that components of both bone morphogenetic protein/growth diffe...

    Authors: Mario Maira, Jason E. Long, Amie Y. Lee, John L. R. Rubenstein and Stefano Stifani

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 2:9035

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 2:9040

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    Previous research has indicated that children with autism exhibit accelerated head growth (HG) in infancy, although the timing of acceleration varies between studies. We examined infant HG trajectory as a cand...

    Authors: John N. Constantino, Palak Majmudar, Alex Bottini, Molly Arvin, Yamini Virkud, Paul Simons and Edward L. Spitznagel

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 2:9036

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    Microdeletions and microduplications encompassing a ~593-kb region of 16p11.2 have been implicated as one of the most common genetic causes of susceptibility to autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We report...

    Authors: Jill A. Rosenfeld, Justine Coppinger, Bassem A. Bejjani, Santhosh Girirajan, Evan E. Eichler, Lisa G. Shaffer and Blake C. Ballif

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 2:9037

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    We report a three generation family in which five members, three females and two males, demonstrate a 44 bp deletion (1164–1207del44) in the MECP2 gene associated with Rett syndrome, leading to a truncation of th...

    Authors: Kimberly Augenstein, Jane B. Lane, Antony Horton, Carolyn Schanen and Alan K. Percy

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9034

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    The current study examined the phonological and semantic contributions to the verbal short-term memory (VSTM) deficit in Down syndrome (DS) by experimentally manipulating the phonological and semantic demands ...

    Authors: Nancy Raitano Lee, Bruce F. Pennington and Janice M. Keenan

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 2:9029

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    The neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) plays a critical role in brain circuits mediating motor control, attention, learning and memory. Cholinergic dysfunction is associated with multiple brain disorders inc...

    Authors: Brett A. English, Maureen K. Hahn, Ian R. Gizer, Michelle Mazei-Robison, Angela Steele, Daniel M. Kurnik, Mark A. Stein, Irwin D. Waldman and Randy D. Blakely

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9033

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    We analyzed genetic linkage and association of measures of language, speech and reading phenotypes to candidate regions in a single set of families ascertained for SLI. Sib-pair and family-based analyses were ...

    Authors: Mabel L. Rice, Shelley D. Smith and Javier Gayán

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9031

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    The primary goal of this study was to examine environmental and neuroendocrine factors that convey increased risk for elevated autistic behavior in boys with Fragile X syndrome (FXS). This study involves three...

    Authors: Jane E. Roberts, Megan A. Clarke, Kaitlyn Alcorn, John C. Carter, Anna C. J. Long and Walter E. Kaufmann

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9028

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    Developmental malformations of neocortex—including microgyria, ectopias, and periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH)—have been associated with language learning impairments in humans. Studies also show that ...

    Authors: Steven W. Threlkeld, Courtney A. Hill, Caitlin E. Cleary, Dongnhu T. Truong, Glenn D. Rosen and R. Holly Fitch

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9026

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    The process of axonal and dendritic development establishes the synaptic circuitry of the central nervous system (CNS) and is the result of interactions between intrinsic molecular factors and the external env...

    Authors: Christopher A. Chapleau, Jennifer L. Larimore, Anne Theibert and Lucas Pozzo-Miller

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9027

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    The inhibitory GABAergic system has been implicated in multiple neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and autism. The Dlx homeobox transcription factor family is essential for development and function o...

    Authors: Rong Mao, Damon T. Page, Irina Merzlyak, Carol Kim, Laurence H. Tecott, Patricia H. Janak, John L. R. Rubenstein and Mriganka Sur

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9025

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    One unifying explanation for the complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may lie in the disruption of excitatory/inhibitory (E/I) circuit balance during critical periods of development. We examined wheth...

    Authors: Nadine Gogolla, Jocelyn J. LeBlanc, Kathleen B. Quast, Thomas C. Südhof, Michela Fagiolini and Takao K. Hensch

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9023

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    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a behaviourally defined syndrome where the etiology and pathophysiology is only partially understood. In a small proportion of children with the condition, a specific medical ...

    Authors: Patrick F. Bolton

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9021

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    Restricted, repetitive behaviors (RRBs) are heterogeneous ranging from stereotypic body movements to rituals to restricted interests. RRBs are most strongly associated with autism but occur in a number of othe...

    Authors: Mark Lewis and Soo-Jeong Kim

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9019

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    Alterations in peripheral and central indices of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) production, storage and signaling have long been associated with autism. The 5-HT transporter gene (HTT, SERT, SLC6A4) has re...

    Authors: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Tammy N. Jessen, Brent J. Thompson, Michelle Carter, Harish C. Prasad, Jennifer A. Steiner, James. S. Sutcliffe and Randy D. Blakely

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9020

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    Growth factor Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) plays an essential role in development and organization of the cerebral cortex. NRG1 and its receptors, ERBB3 and ERBB4, have been implicated in genetic susceptibility for sch...

    Authors: Sheryl S. Moy, H. Troy Ghashghaei, Randal J. Nonneman, Jill M. Weimer, Yukako Yokota, Daekee Lee, Cary Lai, David W. Threadgill and E. S. Anton

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9017

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    Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by three core symptom domains: ritualistic-repetitive behaviors, impaired social interaction, and impaired communication and language development. Recent s...

    Authors: L. K. Davis, K. J. Meyer, D. S. Rudd, A. L. Librant, E. A. Epping, V. C. Sheffield and T. H. Wassink

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9013

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is associated with both (i) post-mortem and neuroimaging evidence of abnormal cortical development, and (ii) altered signalling in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) pathwa...

    Authors: Armin Raznahan, Roberto Toro, Petra Proitsi, John Powell, Tomas Paus, Patrick F. Bolton and Declan G. M. Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9012

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    Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a multiorgan genetic disease caused by loss of function of either the TSC1 (encodes hamartin) or TSC2 (encodes tuberin) genes. Patients with TSC have benign tumors (hamartomas)...

    Authors: Kevin C. Ess

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9014

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    To study autism outside of a narrow range of settings previously studied, and in a particularly distinctive setting in the Caribbean. The aim of the Aruba Autism Project was to determine the prevalence of auti...

    Authors: Ingrid D. C. van Balkom, Michaeline Bresnahan, Marrit F. Vogtländer, Daphne van Hoeken, Ruud B. Minderaa, Ezra Susser and Hans W. Hoek

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9011

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    Purpose: determine if language disorder in children with autistic disorder (AD) corresponds to abnormalities in hemispheric asymmetries in auditory language cortex. Methods: MRI morphometric study in children ...

    Authors: Nicole M. Gage, Jenifer Juranek, Pauline A. Filipek, Kathryn Osann, Pamela Flodman, A. Lisette Isenberg and M. Anne Spence

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9010

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    A comprehensive neuropsychological/psychiatric, MR imaging, (MRI), MR spectroscopy (MRS), and functional MRI (fMRI) assessment was administered to children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to deter...

    Authors: Susan J. Astley, Elizabeth H. Aylward, Heather Carmichael Olson, Kimberly Kerns, Allison Brooks, Truman E. Coggins, Julian Davies, Susan Dorn, Beth Gendler, Tracy Jirikowic, Paul Kraegel, Kenneth Maravilla and Todd Richards

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9004

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    To examine brain volumes in substructures associated with the behavioral features of children with FXS compared to children with idiopathic autism and controls. A cross-sectional study of brain substructures w...

    Authors: Heather Cody Hazlett, Michele D. Poe, Amy A. Lightbody, Guido Gerig, James R. MacFall, Allison K. Ross, James Provenzale, Arianna Martin, Allan L. Reiss and Joseph Piven

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9009

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    22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a genetic disorder associated with a microdeletion of chromosome 22q11. In addition to high rates of neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and attention defici...

    Authors: Rayna Azuma, Eileen M. Daly, Linda E. Campbell, Angela F. Stevens, Quinton Deeley, Vincent Giampietro, Michael J. Brammer, Beate Glaser, Fiona Z. Ambery, Robin G. Morris, Steven C. R. Williams, Michael J. Owen, Declan G. M. Murphy and Kieran C. Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9008

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    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a common genetic disorder in which temporal processing may be impaired. To our knowledge however, no studies have examined the neural basis of temporal discrimination in individuals...

    Authors: Scott S. Hall, Elizabeth Walter, Elena Sherman, Fumiko Hoeft and Allan L. Reiss

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9007

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    This study examines the prevalence of anxiety disorders in children with Williams syndrome (WS), their sibling closest in age, and their mothers as well as the predictors of anxiety in these groups. The preval...

    Authors: Ovsanna Leyfer, Janet Woodruff-Borden and Carolyn B. Mervis

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2009 1:9003

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    Intelligence testing in children with intellectual disabilities (ID) has significant limitations. The normative samples of widely used intelligence tests, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, rarely inclu...

    Authors: David Hessl, Danh V. Nguyen, Cherie Green, Alyssa Chavez, Flora Tassone, Randi J. Hagerman, Damla Senturk, Andrea Schneider, Amy Lightbody, Allan L. Reiss and Scott Hall

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2008 1:9001

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    Activation of maternal stress response systems during pregnancy has been associated with altered postpartum maternal care and subsequent abnormalities in the offspring’s brain and behavioral development. It re...

    Authors: Severin Schwendener, Urs Meyer and Joram Feldon

    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2008 1:9000

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