Ramin Ghodsi and Sorayya Kheirouri* Pages 184 - 190 ( 7 )
Background: Increased oxidative stress has been reported in autistic patients besides, evidence linking oxidative stress to enhancement of advanced glycation and lipoxidation end products (AGEs and ALEs) and their precursors.
Objective: This study aimed to compare the plasma levels of the AGEs and precursors of ALEs in autistic and healthy children and to evaluate their relationship with autism comorbidities.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 54 children, 36 autistic and 18 healthy participated. Plasma levels of AGEs and precursors of ALEs were measured by ELISA method. Severity of autism and Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders were measured by GARSII questionnaire and QPGS-ROME III questionnaire, respectively.
Results: Plasma levels of AGEs and precursors of ALEs in autistic children were comparable with healthy children. Plasma levels of AGEs and precursor of ALEs were correlated with physical activity and GI disorders in autistic children. A strong association was also found between AGEs and precursors of ALEs.
Conclusion: The results indicate that AGEs and ALEs have a strong correlation together but the AGEs and precursor of ALEs in autistic children are not different from healthy children.
Autism spectrum disorders, advanced glycation end products, advanced lipoxidation end products, methylglyoxal, malondialdehyde, lipid peroxidation.
Department of Nutrition, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Nutrition Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz