Christine Wu Nordahl

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Maternal autoantibodies are associated with abnormal brain enlargement in a subgroup of children with autism spectrum disorder
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    The M I N D Institute, University of California at Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:61-5. 2013
  2. pmc Different mechanisms of episodic memory failure in mild cognitive impairment
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:1688-97. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Brief report: methods for acquiring structural MRI data in very young children with autism without the use of sedation
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    M I N D Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California at Davis, 2805 50th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95817, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1581-90. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Cortical folding abnormalities in autism revealed by surface-based morphometry
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    The Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Neurosci 27:11725-35. 2007
  5. pmc White matter changes compromise prefrontal cortex function in healthy elderly individuals
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:418-29. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Myeloid dendritic cells frequencies are increased in children with autism spectrum disorder and associated with amygdala volume and repetitive behaviors
    Elizabeth Breece
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 31:69-75. 2013
  7. pmc Brain enlargement is associated with regression in preschool-age boys with autism spectrum disorders
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, UC Davis School of Medicine, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:20195-200. 2011
  8. pmc Increased rate of amygdala growth in children aged 2 to 4 years with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal study
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    MIND Institute, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:53-61. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Neuroanatomy of autism
    David G Amaral
    The M I N D Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Trends Neurosci 31:137-45. 2008
  10. pmc Levels of soluble platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 and P-selectin are decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Charity E Onore
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:1020-5. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Neural correlates of mild cognitive impairment
    CHRISTINE NORDAHL; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc Maternal autoantibodies are associated with abnormal brain enlargement in a subgroup of children with autism spectrum disorder
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    The M I N D Institute, University of California at Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 30:61-5. 2013
    ..These results suggest that maternal autoantibodies associated with autism spectrum disorder may impact brain development leading to abnormal enlargement...
  2. pmc Different mechanisms of episodic memory failure in mild cognitive impairment
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:1688-97. 2005
    ..Although both syndromes are associated with episodic memory deficits, CVD is additionally associated with working memory and executive control deficits...
  3. ncbi request reprint Brief report: methods for acquiring structural MRI data in very young children with autism without the use of sedation
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    M I N D Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California at Davis, 2805 50th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95817, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1581-90. 2008
    ..Scanning very young children with autism, typical development, and developmental delays without the use of sedation or anesthesia was possible in the majority of cases...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cortical folding abnormalities in autism revealed by surface-based morphometry
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    The Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Neurosci 27:11725-35. 2007
    ..These findings are consistent with evidence of an altered trajectory of early brain development in autism, and they identify several regions that may have abnormal patterns of connectivity in individuals with autism...
  5. pmc White matter changes compromise prefrontal cortex function in healthy elderly individuals
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:418-29. 2006
    ..These results suggest that disruption of white matter tracts, especially within the PFC, may be a mechanism for age-related changes in memory functioning...
  6. doi request reprint Myeloid dendritic cells frequencies are increased in children with autism spectrum disorder and associated with amygdala volume and repetitive behaviors
    Elizabeth Breece
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 31:69-75. 2013
    ..These data further implicate innate immune cells in the complex pathophysiology of ASD...
  7. pmc Brain enlargement is associated with regression in preschool-age boys with autism spectrum disorders
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, UC Davis School of Medicine, University of California, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:20195-200. 2011
    ..For boys with regressive autism, divergence in brain size occurs well before loss of skills is commonly reported. Thus, rapid head growth may be a risk factor for regressive autism...
  8. pmc Increased rate of amygdala growth in children aged 2 to 4 years with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal study
    Christine Wu Nordahl
    MIND Institute, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:53-61. 2012
    ..Precocious amygdala enlargement is commonly observed in young children with autism. However, the age at which abnormal amygdala enlargement begins and the relative growth trajectories of the amygdala and total brain remain unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Neuroanatomy of autism
    David G Amaral
    The M I N D Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Trends Neurosci 31:137-45. 2008
    ..Defined phenotypes in larger samples of children and well-characterized brain tissue will be necessary for clarification of the neuroanatomy of autism...
  10. pmc Levels of soluble platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 and P-selectin are decreased in children with autism spectrum disorder
    Charity E Onore
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 72:1020-5. 2012
    ..Findings of immune dysfunction in ASD include increases in inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and microglial activity in brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid, as well as abnormal peripheral immune cell function...
  11. pmc Bridging the gap between MRI and postmortem research in autism
    Cynthia Mills Schumann
    University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Brain Res 1380:175-86. 2011
    ..We then describe how they relate and what they can learn from each other. Only by integrating these approaches will we be able to fully explain the neuropathology of autism...

Research Grants1

  1. Neural correlates of mild cognitive impairment
    CHRISTINE NORDAHL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In contrast, we predict MCI individuals with hippocampal atrophy will show reduced hippocampal activation during performance on an episodic memory task. ..