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AVPR1A Gene

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AVPR1A is a candidate gene for autism.
Transcript:
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.
Keywords:
AVPR1A, argine-vasopressin, argine, vasopressin, avp, autism, social, behavior
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