A Review of Oxytocin and Arginine-Vasopressin Receptors and Their Modulation of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oxytocin (OXT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) play a key regulatory part in social and affiliative behaviors; two aspects highly compromised in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Furthermore, variants in the adjacent oxytocin-vasopressin gene regions have been found to be associated with ASD diagnosis...

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Main Authors: Ilaria Cataldo, Atiqah Azhari, Gianluca Esposito
Format: Article
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2018-02-01
Series:Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Online Access:http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnmol.2018.00027/full