Christine Wu Nordahl
Affiliation: University of California
- Maternal autoantibodies are associated with abnormal brain enlargement in a subgroup of children with autism spectrum disorderChristine 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...
- Different mechanisms of episodic memory failure in mild cognitive impairmentChristine 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...
- Brief report: methods for acquiring structural MRI data in very young children with autism without the use of sedationChristine 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...
- Cortical folding abnormalities in autism revealed by surface-based morphometryChristine 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...
- White matter changes compromise prefrontal cortex function in healthy elderly individualsChristine 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...
- Myeloid dendritic cells frequencies are increased in children with autism spectrum disorder and associated with amygdala volume and repetitive behaviorsElizabeth 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...
- Brain enlargement is associated with regression in preschool-age boys with autism spectrum disordersChristine 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...
- Increased rate of amygdala growth in children aged 2 to 4 years with autism spectrum disorders: a longitudinal studyChristine 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...
- Neuroanatomy of autismDavid 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...
- Levels of soluble platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 and P-selectin are decreased in children with autism spectrum disorderCharity 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...
- Bridging the gap between MRI and postmortem research in autismCynthia 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...
- Neural correlates of mild cognitive impairmentCHRISTINE 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. ..