Brain Immunity Storms contribute to ASD
AutismFreeBrain is an organization I am excited to learn more about. Especially due to my interest in PANDAS, I am excited about their focus on immunity storms and the implications for Spectrum kids & mental health.
A foundation of their research:
Finding #1: Brain Immunity Storms (TM) damage behavior and language brain regions affected in ASD. During Brain Immunity Storms, two molecules (ATP & DNA) that should remain inside the mitochondria exit from triggered mast cells. Mitochondria were originally bacteria; when these molecules exit, microglia mistake them for attackers and fire continuously, damaging brain areas that regulate behavior and language. Go to: http://www.autismfreebrain.org