2017 Research Findings

The following studies co-authored by ASF grantees, whose names are underlined, were published in 2017. The grants awarded by ASF to fund these studies may have been distributed in years prior to 2017.

Biology

Endocannabinoid Signaling in the Control of Social Behavior
Wei D, Allsop S, Tye K, Piomelli D
PubMed ID: 28554687
ASF supported this research through a Pre-Doctoral Training Award to Donghui Wei.

Genomic Patterns of De Novo Mutation in Simplex Autism
Turner TN, Coe BP, Dickel DE, Hoekzema K, Nelson BJ, Zody MC, Kronenberg ZN, Hormozdiari F, Raja A, Pennacchio LA, Darnell RB, Eichler EE
PubMed ID: 28965761
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award to Tychele Turner.

Kctd13 deletion reduces synaptic transmission via increased RhoA
Escamilla CO, Filonova I, Walker AK, Xuan ZX, Holehonner R, Espinosa F, Liu S, Thyme SB, López-García IA, Mendoza DB, Usui N, Ellegood J, Eisch AJ, Konopka G, Lerch JP, Schier AF, Speed HE, Powell CM
PubMed ID: 29088697
ASF supported this research through a Pre-Doctoral Training Award to Christine Ochoa Escamilla.

Neuronal overexpression of Ube3a isoform 2 causes behavioral impairments and neuroanatomical pathology relevant to 15q11.2-q13.3 duplication syndrome
Copping NA, Christian SGB, Ritter DJ, Islam MS, Buscher N, Zolkowska D, Pride MC, Berg EL, LaSalle JM, Ellegood J, Lerch JP, Reiter LT, Silverman JL, Dindot SV
PubMed ID: 29016856
ASF supported this research through an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant to Dylan Ritter.

Retrograde Synaptic Inhibition Is Mediated by α-Neurexin Binding to the α2δ Subunits of N-Type Calcium Channels
Tong XJ, López-Soto EJ, Li L, Liu H, Nedelcu D, Lipscombe D, Hu Z, Kaplan JM
PubMed ID: 28669545
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award to Daniel Nedelcu.

Sex-specific gene–environment interactions underlying ASD-like behaviors
Schaafsma SM, Gagnidze K, Reyes A, Norstedt N, Månsson K, Francis K, Pfaff DW
PubMed ID: 28115688
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award to Sara Schaafsma.

Psychology

Brief Report: Examining Executive and Social Functioning in Elementary-Aged Children with Autism
Freeman LM, Locke J, Rotheram-Fuller E, Mandell DS
PubMed ID: 28260182
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award and an Early Career Award to Jill Locke.

High internal noise and poor external noise filtering characterize perception in autism spectrum disorder
Park WJ, Schauder KB, Zhang R, Bennetto L, Tadin D
PubMed ID: 29242499
ASF supported this research through a Pre-Doctoral Training Award to Woon Ju Park.

Linguistic camouflage in girls with autism spectrum disorder
Parish-Morris J, Liberman MY, Cieri C, Herrington JD, Yerys BE, Bateman L, Donaher J, Ferguson E, Pandey J, Schultz RT
PubMed ID: 29021889
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award to Julia Parish-Morris.

Mechanisms of Diminished Attention to Eyes in Autism
Moriuchi JM, Klin A, Jones W
PubMed ID: 27855484
ASF supported this research through a Pre-Doctoral Training Award to Jennifer Moriuchi.

Modulation of reward in a live social context as revealed through interactive social neuroscience
Rolison MJ, Naples A, Rutherford HJV, McPartland JC
PubMed ID: 28586261
ASF supported this research through an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant to Max Rolison and an Enhancement Mini-Grant to Adam Naples.

Parenting a Child with ASD: Comparison of Parenting Style Between ASD, Anxiety, and Typical Development
Ventola P, Lei J, Paisley C, Lebowitz E, Silverman W
PubMed ID: 28634706
ASF supported this research through an Enhancement Mini-Grant to Pamela Ventola.

Sign Language Echolalia in Deaf Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Shield A, Cooley F, Meier RP
PubMed ID: 28586822
ASF supported this research through an Enhancement Mini-Grant to Aaron Shield.

The clinician perspective on sex differences in autism spectrum disorders
Jamison R, Bishop SL, Huerta M, Halladay AK
PubMed ID: 28429618
ASF Chief Science Officer Alycia Halladay co-authored this publication.

Vocalization Rate and Consonant Production in Toddlers at High and Low Risk for Autism
Chenausky K, Nelson C, Tager-Flusberg H
PubMed ID: 28384664
ASF supported this research through an Accelerator Award to Karen Chenausky.

Diagnosis

Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule-Autism Addendum: Reliability and Validity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kerns CM, Renno P, Kendall PC, Wood JJ, Storch EA
PubMed ID: 27925775
ASF supported this research through an Accelerator Award to Connor Kerns.

Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Validity and Suggestions for Use in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Rankine J, Li E, Lurie S, Rieger H, Fourie E, Siper PM, Wang AT, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A
PubMed ID: 28255759
ASF supported this research through a Treatment Grant to Alex Kolevzon.

Treatment

Attempting to “Increase Intake from the Input”: Attention and Word Learning in Children with Autism
Tenenbaum EJ, Amso D, Righi G, Sheinkopf SJ
PubMed ID: 28342164
ASF supported this research through a Post-Doctoral Training Award to Elena Tenenbaum.

Brief report: Reduced anxiety following Pivotal Response Treatment in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lei J, Sukhodolsky DG, Abdullahi SM, Bracconnier ML, Ventola P
PubMed ID: 29333196
ASF supported this research through an Enhancement Mini-Grant to Pamela Ventola.

Services

Ethnic Disparities in School‐Based Behavioral Health Service Use for Children With Psychiatric Disorders
Locke J, Kang-Yi CD, Pellecchia M, Marcus S, Hadley T, Mandell DS
PubMed ID: 27917490
ASF supported this research through an Early Career Award to Jill Locke.