24. Autism, Peripheral Immunity, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

  1. Cheng Wang and
  2. William Slikker Jr.
  1. Paula Goines,
  2. Paul Ashwood and
  3. Judy Van de Water

Published Online: 15 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470917060.ch24

Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques, Strategies, and Mechanisms

Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques, Strategies, and Mechanisms

How to Cite

Goines, P., Ashwood, P. and Van de Water, J. (2011) Autism, Peripheral Immunity, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers, in Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques, Strategies, and Mechanisms (eds C. Wang and W. Slikker), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470917060.ch24

Editor Information

  1. National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Children's Environmental Health, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470426722

Online ISBN: 9780470917060

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Keywords:

  • autism, peripheral immunity and polybrominated diphenyl ethers;
  • immunology basics, organ system in body - great versatility and specialization in different locations;
  • multifaceted relationship, developing brain and other systems - immune and endocrine systems increasing potential for environmental insults

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Immunology Basics

  • Immunity, Behavior, and the Nervous System

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Neural and Immune Dysfunction

  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References