Gene expression in Autism

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The human genome is estimated to contain 35,000 genes (Lander et al., 2001). In all eukaryotic cells, the expression of a gene that encodes a protein proceeds in several steps: the gene is transcribed, the RNA product is processed and transported out of the nucleus, and the mature messenger RNA (mRNA) is translated into protein. Genes are regulated in their expression at different developmental stages, body regions, and physiologic states. For a variety of human diseases, gene expression varies as a function of a pathologic condition. This chapter reviews the role of gene expression in autism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Neurobiology of Autism
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780801880476
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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