Translational Anatomy and Cell Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Michael J. Schmeisser
  • Tobias M. Boeckers

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 224)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kristel T. E. Kleijer, Guillaume Huguet, Julie Tastet, Thomas Bourgeron, J. P. H. Burbach
    Pages 1-25
  3. Christine Ecker, Michael J. Schmeisser, Eva Loth, Declan G. Murphy
    Pages 27-48
  4. Annie Kathuria, Carlo Sala, Chiara Verpelli, Jack Price
    Pages 49-64
  5. Remco T. Molenhuis, Hilgo Bruining, Martien J. Kas
    Pages 65-84
  6. Allain-Thibeault Ferhat, Sonja Halbedl, Michael J. Schmeisser, Martien J. Kas, Thomas Bourgeron, Elodie Ey
    Pages 85-101
  7. Saša Peter, Chris I. De Zeeuw, Tobias M. Boeckers, Michael J. Schmeisser
    Pages 103-119
  8. Rong Zhang, Xin-Jie Xu, Hong-Feng Zhang, Song-Ping Han, Ji-Sheng Han
    Pages 135-158
  9. Elisa L. Hill-Yardin, Sonja J. McKeown, Gaia Novarino, Andreas M. Grabrucker
    Pages 159-187
  10. Jan C. Schroeder, Elena Deliu, Gaia Novarino, Michael J. Schmeisser
    Pages 189-211

About this book


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 % of the human population and is characterized by a core symptomatology including deficits in social interaction and repetitive patterns of behaviour plus various co-morbidities. Although a lot of progress has been made to uncover underlying causes and mechanisms throughout the last decade, we are still at the very beginning to understand this enormously complex neurodevelopmental condition. This special volume is focused on translational anatomy and cell biology of ASD. International experts from the field including several members of the EU-AIMS initiative launched by the European Union to develop novel treatments for ASD have contributed chapters on several topics covering all crucial aspects of translational ASD research with a special emphasis on ASD model systems including stem cells and animals. Primary objective is to clarify how anatomical and cell biological phenotypes of ASD will help to translate basic mechanisms to clinical practice and to efficiently treat affected individuals in the near future.


autistic neurons behavioral phenotypes extracerebral mechanisms induced pluripotent stem cells neurotrophic factor pathways

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Schmeisser
    • 1
  • Tobias M. Boeckers
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Anatomy and Cell BiologyUlm UniversityUlmGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Anatomy and Cell BiologyUlm UniversityUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52496-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52498-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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