Infantile autism and urinary excretion of peptides and protein-associated peptide complexes

J Autism Dev Disord. 1988 Jun;18(2):181-90. doi: 10.1007/BF02211945.


Sixty-nine early morning urine samples obtained from three groups of young adult males (autistic, mentally handicapped, and a group of men of normal intelligence) were analyzed using the methods described by Trygstad et al. (1980). No consistent patterns of urinary chromatographic profiles were identified. A number of possible contributing factors are discussed in relation to this failure to replicate the results of previous studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autistic Disorder / urine*
  • Chromatography, Gel
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / urine
  • Peptides / urine*


  • Peptides