Lack of association of HOXA1 and HOXB1 mutations and autism in Sicilian (Italian) patients

V. Romano, F. Calí, M. Mirisola, G. Gambino, R. D' Anna, P. Di Rosa, G. Seidita, V. Chiavetta, F. Aiello, F. Canziani, G. De Leo, G. F. Ayala, M. Elia

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Abstract

In a recent association study carried out in US patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Ingram et al (2000) reported detection of linkage between ASD and a mutation of HOXA1, a homeotic gene playing a role in early brain formation. In contrast, in an attempt to replicate these findings, the authors found a negative association between polymorphisms of the HOXA1 and HOXB1 genes and autism in 85 Sicilian (Italian) families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-717+713
JournalMolecular Psychiatry
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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