Friday, June 29, 2012

ASD and C3 Protein

Did you know that researchers in Sweden and Iran have succeeded in identifying specific peptides in individuals with a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)? The peptides consist of fragments of the complement factor C3 protein, whose natural function is in the immune system. Previous studies have already identified a known connection between this protein and ASD, which further reinforces these new findings. The hope is that this new set of biomarkers ultimately will lead to a reliable blood-based diagnostic tool for ASD. (

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