Scientists at the UNH (University of New Hampshire) are one footstep closer to answering the question of why autism is 4 times more ordinary in boys compare to girls after characterizing and identifying the association of some proteins in the brain to ASD (autism spectrum disorders). Xuanmao Chen—Assistant Professor of Neurobiology—said, “Our research is the first to focus on the gender-bias control of proteins in the brain and how they might play a function in impacting abnormal modifications in the body that outcomes in autism. Our findings position to a new way for autism research and indicate potential possibilities for creating new treatment tactics.” The study was issued in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.
In the study, the scientists looked at an enzyme known as AC3 that is genetically associated with MDD (major depressive disorder), ASD (autism spectrum disorders), and obesity. Nevertheless, not much is recognized about how AC3 tasks in the brain. The only known facts are that many psychiatric diseases or neurodevelopmental disorders—like autism and depression—display thoughtful differences amid females and males called sexual dimorphism. For instance, females have greater jeopardy of depression, while autism impacts more males, or with a boy to girl relative amount of four to one. This is still unknown what causes the differences.
On a similar note, recently, a study showed that females find social communications to be more profitable than males. Females find same-sex social communications to be more worthwhile than males, and females are additionally sensitive to the productive actions of OT (oxytocin) than males, as per to a recent study conducted by the GSU (Georgia State University) on the brain systems that conclude the valuable properties of social interactions. The study was published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.