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Autism and neuro-immune-gut link

1 Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania, 80138 Napoli, Italy
2 Italian Group for Studying Autism – GISA – 25018 Brescia, Italy
3 Biomedical Center for Autism Research and Treatment – 70124 Bari, Italy

Special Issue: 2nd European Conference of Biomedical Research and Treatments for Autism

Recent evidences sustain the hypothesis that host-bacteria interactions play a critical role in regulating tissue and body homeostasis. Gut microbiota and the brain are strongly interconnected and share communication pathways. Modifications in gut bacteria compositions are correlated to changes in behaviors. Indeed, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are linked to dysfunctions of the gut bacteria-brain axis. Possible therapeutic strategies in ASD management will aim to restore dysbiosis and gut bacteria imbalance.
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