No effect of prenatal vitamin D deficiency on autism-relevant behaviours in multiple inbred strains of mice.
Behav Brain Res 2018 Apr 12;348:42-52. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia; Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders commonly characterised by verbal and non-verbal communication deficits, impaired social interaction and repetitive, stereotypic behaviours. The aetiology of ASD is most likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Epidemiological evidence suggests that prenatal vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased incidence of ASD. Read More