About this Research Topic
This Research Topic will focus on the elucidation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms linked to the pathophysiology of ASD and of its associated comorbidities. In order to potentially develop new therapies for ASD, it is crucial to identify convergence pathways and mechanisms linked to neuroplasticity that are critical during different stages of brain development. Such pathways may involve existing or novel ASD risk genes, cellular processes linked to ASD and different brain regions.
This Research Topic welcomes submission concerning molecular/cellular mechanisms linked to neuroplasticity and development such as: mechanisms linked to the Excitation/Inhibition balance in ASD, ASD genes and synaptic plasticity, regulation of gene-expression and neuronal communication (pre- and post- synaptic).
Submissions are welcome for the following article types: original research, review, mini-reviews, research protocol/method, opinion and hypothesis.
Keywords: Gene-Expression, Convergence Pathways, Plasticity, signalling, synpases
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