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Autism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128212424

Autism, Volume 173

1st Edition

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Serial Volume Editors: Mirolyuba Ilieva Wai Lau
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128212424
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2020
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

Mirolyuba Simeonova Ilieva and Way Lau
1. The putative etiology and prevention of autism
Gary Steinman
2. Role of environmental factors and epigenetics in autism spectrum disorders
Roheeni Saxena, Melika Babadi, Hasti Namvarhaghighi and Florence I. Roullet
3. Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and big data analysis in the discovery of new diagnostic markers and targets for therapy development
Dong Ik Park
4. Autism spectrum disorder risk prediction: A systematic review of behavioral and neural investigations
Xiujuan Geng, Xin Kang and Patrick C.M. Wong
5. Resting-state abnormalities of posterior cingulate in autism spectrum disorder
Mei-Kei Leung and Way K.W. Lau
6. Neurobiology of sensory processing in autism spectrum disorder 
Cheung Pui Pui Phoebe and Lau Benson Wui Man
7. The role of the endocannabinoid system in autism spectrum disorders: Evidence from mouse studies
Susanna Pietropaolo, Luigi Bellocchio, Ines Bouzon-Arnaiz and Benjamin K. Yee
8. The effects of oxytocin administration on individuals with ASD: Neuroimaging and behavioral evidence
Elizabeth Baker and Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos
9. Microglia in animal models of autism spectrum disorders
Megumi Andoh, Yuji Ikegaya and Ryuta Koyama
10. The early overgrowth theory of autism spectrum disorder: Insight into convergent mechanisms from valproic acid exposure and translational models
Oswald Chen, Isabelle Tahmazian, Hannah J. Ferrara, Bin Hu and Taylor Chomiak
11. The role of neuroglia in autism spectrum disorders
Caterina Scuderi and Alexei Verkhratsky
12. Oxidative stress, metabolic and mitochondrial abnormalities associated with autism spectrum disorder
Morten Thorsen
13. In vitro models for ASD
Sonja Simone Hohmann, Mirolyuba Ilieva and Tanja Maria Michel


Autism, Volume 173 in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, provides the most topical, informative and exciting monographs available on a wide variety of research topics. Chapters in this new release include updates on atypical brain development in autism spectrum disorder, predicting early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using neural and behavioral measures, the roles of the endocannabinoid system in autism spectrum disorder, the neurobiology of sensory processing in autism spectrum disorder, the effects of oxytocin administration on individuals with ASD, resting-state abnormalities of posterior cingulate in autism spectrum disorder, and more.

Key Features

  • Includes comprehensive coverage of molecular biology
  • Presents ample use of tables, diagrams, schemata and color figures to enhance the reader's ability to rapidly grasp the information provided
  • Contains contributions from renowned experts in the field


Scientists working actively in a field, including those at levels ranging from graduate student to senior investigator. New investigators to a field who wish to familiarize themselves with the latest work


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Mirolyuba Ilieva

Mirolyuba Ilieva obtained her Master degree in Cell biology and Pathology at Sofia University in 2006. In August 2013 she got a PhD in Nanotechnology from Danish Technical University (DTU). She has been researcher at Copenhagen University and currently she is a scientist in the Department of Psychiatry, Odense, University of Southern Denmark. Her research is focused on induced pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids as a model for neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders, e. g. Autism Spectrum Disoeders; neurotrophic factors mimetic peptides as therapeutic agents, nanosensors for monitoring gene expression during cell reprograming and neuronal differentiation. EU expert for reviewing projects for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry, Odense, University of Southern Denmark

Wai Lau

Way Lau is an Assistant Professor in Department of Special Education and Counselling at the Education University of Hong Kong. He completed his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences in Department of Medicine and did his postdoctoral trainings in Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. One of his key research interests is on identifying biomarkers of Autism Spectrum Disorder, using molecular and system neurosciences techniques, and psychobiological approach. He is also keen on studying mechanisms of psychological resilience in non-clinical samples and students with special educational needs for prevention of stress-induced mental illness, and cultivation of resilience and strength in counteracting adversity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in Department of Special Education and Counselling at the Education University of Hong Kong