Alterations in the endocannabinoid system in the rat valproic acid model of Autism

Research Subject: Autism
Author: D.M. Kerr, L. Downeya, M. Conboya, D.P. Finnb and M. Roche
Publish Date: 2013

The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating emotionality and social behaviour, however it is unknown whether this system plays a role in symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders. The current study evaluated if alterations in the endocannabinoid system accompany behavioural changes in the valproic acid (VPA) rat model of autism.

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