SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.35 issue1Translation and adaptation of the Bipolar Prodrome Symptom Scale-Retrospective: Patient Version to Brazilian portugueseImpact of a near-death experience and religious conversion on the mental health of a criminal: case report and literature review author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Print version ISSN 2237-6089


TOSTES, Márcia Helena Fávero de Souza et al. Fatty acid and phospholipase A2 plasma levels in children with autism. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. [online]. 2013, vol.35, n.1, pp.76-80. ISSN 2237-6089.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fatty acid plasma levels, phospholipase A2 activity, and the developmental profiles of children with autism vs. control subjects. METHODS: Twenty four children with autism underwent laboratory analysis for fatty acid quantification using gas chromatography and PLA2 activity determination by fluorometric assay. RESULTS: No correlation was observed between the developmental quotient and fatty acid plasma levels. Phospholipase A2 activity was significantly higher among autistic children compared with controls. CONCLUSION: The study did not show a correlation between fatty acid and phospholipase A2 plasma levels and the developmental profile of children with autism.

Keywords : Autistic disorder; fatty acids; phospholipase A2.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License