Determining Environmental Toxins and Biomarkers Significant and Predictive of Immune Disregulation in the Autism Spectrum
The medical literature points to Glutathione (GSH) as one of the key markers for suppressed immune function.This important biomarker is now being measured to within 5% and is a relevant and important diagnostic and clinical measurement. In a 3-year study we have developed a number of biomarker tests in blood, one of which is the GSH and its oxidized form, GSSG. In our study, we have also developed and used other tests that can be applied as supporting markers of ASD patients' immune systems.
Dr. Skip Kingston is a BioAnalytical Chemistry Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Duquesne University; and Chief Technologist of Applied Isotope Technologies. He spent 15 years at the Natl. Institute of Standards and Technology developing new measurement technologies. He has developed over 10 new methods for detecting reactive speciated toxins and biomarkers, and is applying them in a study of children with ASD and control children.