A Common X-linked Inborn Error of Carnitine Biosynthesis May be a Risk Factor for Nondysmorphic Autism.

Published May 22, 2012 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

These data suggest that dysregulation of carnitine metabolism may be important in nondysmorphic autism; that abnormalities of carnitine intake, loss, transport, or synthesis may be important in a larger fraction of nondysmorphic autism cases; and that the carnitine pathway may provide a novel target for therapy or prevention of autism.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A+common+X-linked+inborn+error+of+carnitine+biosynthesis+may+be+a+risk+factor+for+nondysmorphic+autism.

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