VIDEO: BioEssays: Brain carnitine deficiency causes nonsyndromic autism with an extreme male bias

Posted by: | July 18, 2017 | Comments

Arthur Beaudet discusses the importance of diet, genes, epigenetics, drugs, microbiome, and minor illnesses (especially gastrointestinal) in the hypothesis. Carnitine is absorbed from the intestine to the blood for distribution to liver, kidney, skeletal and cardiac muscle, and across the bloodbrain barrier. Carnitine can be synthesized in liver, kidney, and brain.

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