Medscape.com: CSF Vasopressin a First Autism Biomarker?

Low levels of a hormone in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may be a biomarker for autism, new research suggests.

Investigators found that low levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in CSF was related to lower sociability in primates and humans.

Male rhesus monkeys with naturally occurring low sociality had less CSF AVP

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