Autistic endophenotypes and their associations to oxytocin and cholesterol
ID Number 08-0633Principal Investigator(s)
Jeremy M Silverman
Department(s) or Division(s)
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment
This is a study that assesses autistic children between the ages of 6 and 16 and their first-degree family members. Recent findings suggest that low levels of oxytocin and deficiencies in cholesterol synthesis may be related to symptoms of ASD and this study investigates the relationship between traits of autism, oxytocin, and cholesterol.
Recruiting Patients: Yes