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Dopamine and Autism: Unraveling the Connection

Recent research sheds light on the role of dopamine in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Scientists have long recognized dopamine as a neurotransmitter, but its impact on neurodevelopmental disorders remained largely unexplored.

Disrupted Signaling and ASD

Disruptions in dopamine pathways are closely linked to ASD development. A novel study integrated human brain RNA sequencing data and a zebrafish model, revealing significant correlations between changes in dopaminergic signaling pathways and neural development in patients with autism.

Zebrafish Model Mirrors Autism-Like Behavior

Abnormal dopamine signaling in zebrafish mirrors autism-like behavior, providing valuable insights into the disorder's mechanisms.

Potential Interventions

Targeting dopamine signaling pathways could pave the way for new autism treatments, offering hope for affected individuals and their families.

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