AVPR1A Gene

AVPR1A is a candidate gene for autism.

The argine-vasopressin (AVP) hormone system has been shown to affect social behavior. Because it mediates the influence of AVP, the AVP receptor 1a (AVPR1a) is a candidate gene for autism. Although it remains a prominent candidate gene for the disorder, evidence from two association studies have found only a weak positive association.

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  • Source: DNALC.G2C

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