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Disease Entities with a Temporary Autistic Phase: The Autistic Features of Rett Syndrome

Yoshiko Nomura

in The Neurology of Autism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter looks at the natural course diseases that have a transient autistic phase take, using Rett syndrome (RTT) as an example. Topics discussed include the autistic features of RTT, autistic ... More


Determinants of Synaptic and Circuit Plasticity in the Cerebral Cortex: Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Wilson Nathan R. and Mriganka Sur

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter deals with the control signals that command adjustments in the cortical circuits’ “plasticity status.” It outlines several “feedforward” mechanisms that can initiate circuit change, ... More


Developmental systems and their dysfunction

John C. Lucchesi

in Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene Function: With implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198831204
eISBN:
9780191869266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831204.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

A specific function performed by the brain is learning—new information is stored as short-term memory by the activation of the transcription factor CREB, and as long-term memory by DNA methylation ... More


Rett Syndrome

Nga Hong Brereton, Carmen Cuffari, and Genila Bibat

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses Rett syndrome, including its genetics, pathobiology, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation; dietary, feeding, and nutritional ... More


What Causes Autism?

Michael Ellis

in Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190259358
eISBN:
9780197559574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259358.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

The amount of research being done in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown exponentially in recent years, leading to rapidly changing data and statistics. As a result, our understanding of ... More


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