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IDDRC special issue (2019)

Series Editors: Heather Cody Hazlett, Vittorio Gallo

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is pleased to present this second IDDRC special thematic series focused on white matter and neurodevelopmental disorders, in memory of Jean de Vellis (1935–2018).

This collection of articles is sponsored by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Series Editors declare no competing interests.

  1. During the first 3-years of life, as the brain undergoes dramatic growth, children begin to develop speech and language. Hallmarks of this progression are seen when children reach developmental milestones, for...

    Authors: Stephanie N. Del Tufo, F. Sayako Earle and Laurie E. Cutting
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:37
  2. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is prevalent in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), occurring in approximately 50% of patients, and is hypothesized to be caused by disruption of neural circuits early in life. Tub...

    Authors: Anna K. Prohl, Benoit Scherrer, Xavier Tomas-Fernandez, Peter E. Davis, Rajna Filip-Dhima, Sanjay P. Prabhu, Jurriaan M. Peters, E. Martina Bebin, Darcy A. Krueger, Hope Northrup, Joyce Y. Wu, Mustafa Sahin and Simon K. Warfield
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:36
  3. Down syndrome (DS), caused by the triplication of chromosome 21, results in a constellation of clinical features including changes in intellectual and motor function. Although altered neural development and fu...

    Authors: Nadine M. Aziz, Jenny A. Klein, Morgan R. Brady, Jose Luis Olmos-Serrano, Vittorio Gallo and Tarik F. Haydar
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:35
  4. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a common complication of pregnancy and is associated with significant neurological deficits in infants, including white matter damage. Previous work using an animal mo...

    Authors: Allison E. Zanno, Micah A. Romer, Lauren Fox, Thea Golden, Lane Jaeckle-Santos, Rebecca A. Simmons and Judith B. Grinspan
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:34
  5. The core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are widely theorized to result from altered brain connectivity. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) has been a versatile method for investiga...

    Authors: Derek Sayre Andrews, Joshua K. Lee, Marjorie Solomon, Sally J. Rogers, David G. Amaral and Christine Wu Nordahl
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:32
  6. The mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase proteins (mt-aaRSs) are a group of nuclear-encoded enzymes that facilitate conjugation of each of the 20 amino acids to its cognate tRNA molecule. Mitochondrial dise...

    Authors: Amena Smith Fine, Christina L. Nemeth, Miriam L. Kaufman and Ali Fatemi
    Citation: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2019 11:29