Special Issue "The Environment Risk of Autism"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Raymond F. Palmer
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
E-Mail: palmerr@uthscsa.edu
Phone: +210 827 7681
Interests: gene/environment issues in autism spectrum disorders; individual susceptibility; biomarkers of environmental exposure; epidemiology; structural equation modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interactions between genes and environment are now widely regarded as the most probable explanation for idiopathic autism. While genes can predispose and increase susceptibility to environmental exposures, little is known about the specific combinations of individual susceptibility and neurotoxic exposure. Indeed, the largest roadblock to investigating adverse environmental exposures has been identifying valid biomarkers of exposures that occur during critical perinatal developmental periods. While multiple genes have been identified in autism, little is known about how they interact with the environment. This special issue has a broad focus on environmental risk, however, the goal is to continue to build scientific knowledge and professional discussion on the mechanisms of how both genes and environment work together in the development of autism. Both empirical and review paper submissions are welcome, on topics relevant to the role of environment and autism.  Papers on gene/environment interaction and epigenetics are especially encouraged.

Dr. Raymond F. Palmer
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • autism
  • gene/environment interactions
  • epigenetics
  • environmental triggers

Published Papers (7 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(12), 4486-4497; doi:10.3390/ijerph9124486
Received: 26 October 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 27 November 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(6), 2241-2257; doi:10.3390/ijerph10062241
Received: 25 September 2012; in revised form: 22 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 May 2013 / Published: 31 May 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3384-3408; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083384
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 23 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3715-3734; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083715
Received: 28 June 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 9 August 2013 / Published: 19 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(9), 4261-4273; doi:10.3390/ijerph10094261
Received: 21 June 2013; in revised form: 14 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 September 2013 / Published: 11 September 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 6027-6043; doi:10.3390/ijerph10116027
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 31 October 2013 / Accepted: 6 November 2013 / Published: 11 November 2013
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6955-7000; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126955
Received: 20 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 11 December 2013
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Last update: 15 August 2012

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