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CD38 mutation and potential link to autism: Animal study links mutation of CD38 gene to major neurochemical dysfunctions found in autism

Oxytocin has been the focus of intense research around autism spectrum disorder (ASD) due to the hormone's reported positive effects on anxiety, empathy, social interaction, and maternal behavior. ASD is characterized by early onset of behavioral and cognitive alterations, and by low plasma levels of oxytocin.

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