Brain, Immunity, Gut: “BIG” Links between Pregnancy and Autism

Myka L. Estes, A Kimberley Usrey

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Abstract

Although dysregulation of brain, immune, and gut physiology during pregnancy have each been implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders, whether and how these presumably distinct systems are linked to cause disease is unclear. Kim et al. (2017) and Shin Yim et al. (2017) identify a pathway to explain how these aspects of our physiology are deeply and inextricably connected. Although dysregulation of brain, immune, and gut physiology during pregnancy has each been implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders, how these presumably distinct systems are linked to cause disease is unclear. Kim et al. (2017) and Shin Yim et al. (2017) identify a pathway to explain how these aspects of our physiology are deeply and inextricably connected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)816-819
Number of pages4
JournalImmunity
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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