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Association Among Gut Microbes, Intestinal Physiology, and Autism

Wu, Wei-Li (2017) Association Among Gut Microbes, Intestinal Physiology, and Autism. EBioMedicine, 25 . pp. 11-12. ISSN 2352-3964. PMCID PMC5704070. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.10.013.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a set of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by two core symptoms: social deficits and increase in stereotypic/repetitive behaviors. Along with the core symptoms of ASD, other comorbid conditions can be observed in certain populations of people with ASD, such as gastrointestinal (GI) complications and altered gut microbiome (Adams et al., 2011 ; Parracho et al., 2005). Homeostasis of the GI system is closely regulated by the gut microbiota. Therefore, whether the gut microbiota is a contributing factor for ASD has been postulated recently. Several key questions have been raised. Do gut microbes contribute to the behavioral symptoms in ASD? How do gut microbes affect behavioral output through the gut–brain axis? How do gut and brain communicate with each other? Due to the complexity of the distal connection between gut and brain, these are the key questions that remain unanswered in the field.

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Additional Information:© 2017 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Received 3 October 2017, Revised 6 October 2017, Accepted 6 October 2017, Available online 13 October 2017. The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Subject Keywords:Gut microbiota; Intestinal physiology; Serotonin (5-HT); Bile acid; BTBR; Autism
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Official Citation:Wei-Li Wu, Association Among Gut Microbes, Intestinal Physiology, and Autism, In EBioMedicine, Volume 25, 2017, Pages 11-12, ISSN 2352-3964,
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