Study of the Effect of Bisphenol A on Oxidative Stress in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Indian J Clin Biochem. 2018 Apr ;33(2):196-201. Epub 2017 Jun 5. PMID: 29651211
Fateheya M Metwally
The role of bisphenol A (BPA) in autism was investigated in 49 children (mean age = 5.950 ± 1.911 years) with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and 40 comparable age and sex matched children used as controls (mean age = 5.333 ± 2.279 years). In addition, 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) was also studied as a biomarker of oxidative stress in the same set of two selected groups. The results showed that both BPA and 8-oxodG were significantly higher in children with autism than those of control children (values = 0.025 and 0.0001, respectively). There were positive correlations between both BPA and 8-oxodG with ASDs severity ( = 0.400 and 0.805, respectively), these correlations were highly significant (values = 0.004 and 0.001, respectively). There was a significance positive correlation between BMI and BPA, but the correlation between BMI and 8-oxodG was not significant in children with autism. The observed results revealed that BPA may increase oxidative stress resulting in mitochondrial dysfunctionthat affecting the behavior and functioning of ASDs children.