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Andrew Walter Zimmerman MD

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeuroNexus Institute

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DivisionPediatric Nephrology

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    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United StatesABGermanic Languages & Lit
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United StatesMD

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    1. Singh K, Zimmerman AW. Sleep in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2023 10; 47:101076. PMID: 37919035.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Zimmerman AW, Singh K, Connors SL, Liu H, Panjwani AA, Lee LC, Diggins E, Foley A, Melnyk S, Singh IN, Jill James S, Frye RE, Fahey JW. Correction to: Randomized controlled trial of sulforaphane and metabolite discovery in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mol Autism. 2021 Jun 16; 12(1):44. PMID: 34134777.
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    3. Zimmerman AW, Singh K, Connors SL, Liu H, Panjwani AA, Lee LC, Diggins E, Foley A, Melnyk S, Singh IN, James SJ, Frye RE, Fahey JW. Randomized controlled trial of sulforaphane and metabolite discovery in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mol Autism. 2021 05 25; 12(1):38. PMID: 34034808.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Singh K, Singh IN, Diggins E, Connors SL, Karim MA, Lee D, Zimmerman AW, Frye RE. Developmental regression and mitochondrial function in children with autism. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 05; 7(5):683-694. PMID: 32343046.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Liu H, Zimmerman AW, Singh K, Connors SL, Diggins E, Stephenson KK, Dinkova-Kostova AT, Fahey JW. Biomarker Exploration in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells for Monitoring Sulforaphane Treatment Responses in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Sci Rep. 2020 04 02; 10(1):5822. PMID: 32242086.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Bridgemohan C, Cochran DM, Howe YJ, Pawlowski K, Zimmerman AW, Anderson GM, Choueiri R, Sices L, Miller KJ, Ultmann M, Helt J, Forbes PW, Farfel L, Brewster SJ, Frazier JA, Neumeyer AM. Investigating Potential Biomarkers in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Integr Neurosci. 2019; 13:31. PMID: 31427932.
    7. Lynch R, Diggins EL, Connors SL, Zimmerman AW, Singh K, Liu H, Talalay P, Fahey JW. Sulforaphane from Broccoli Reduces Symptoms of Autism: A Follow-up Case Series from a Randomized Double-blind Study. Glob Adv Health Med. 2017; 6:2164957X17735826. PMID: 29147630.
    8. Choueiri RN, Zimmerman AW. New Assessments and Treatments in ASD. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2017 Feb; 19(2):6. PMID: 28251588.
    9. Singh K, Zimmerman AW. Sulforaphane Treatment of Young Men with Autism Spectrum Disorder. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2016; 15(5):597-601. PMID: 27071786.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    10. Singh K, Zimmerman AW. Sleep in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jun; 22(2):113-25. PMID: 26072341.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Talalay P, Zimmerman AW. Reply to Scahill: Behavioral outcome measures in autism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 27; 112(4):E350. PMID: 25587137.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Singh K, Connors SL, Macklin EA, Smith KD, Fahey JW, Talalay P, Zimmerman AW. Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 28; 111(43):15550-5. PMID: 25313065.
      Citations: 147     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Harrington RA, Lee LC, Crum RM, Zimmerman AW, Hertz-Picciotto I. Prenatal SSRI use and offspring with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1241-8. PMID: 24733881.
      Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Zimmerman AW, Connors SL. Neuroscience. Could autism be treated prenatally? Science. 2014 Feb 07; 343(6171):620-1. PMID: 24503843.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    15. Lance EI, York JM, Lee LC, Zimmerman AW. Association between regression and self injury among children with autism. Res Dev Disabil. 2014 Feb; 35(2):408-13. PMID: 24342713.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Kadam SD, French BM, Kim ST, Morris-Berry CM, Zimmerman AW, Blue ME, Singer HS. Altered postnatal cell proliferation in brains of mouse pups prenatally exposed to IgG from mothers of children with autistic disorder. J Exp Neurosci. 2013; 7:93-9. PMID: 25157212.
    17. Harrington RA, Lee LC, Crum RM, Zimmerman AW, Hertz-Picciotto I. Serotonin hypothesis of autism: implications for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy. Autism Res. 2013 Jun; 6(3):149-68. PMID: 23495208.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Bressler JP, Gillin PK, O'Driscoll C, Kiihl S, Solomon M, Zimmerman AW. Maternal antibody reactivity to lymphocytes of offspring with autism. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Nov; 47(5):337-40. PMID: 23044014.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Close HA, Lee LC, Kaufmann CN, Zimmerman AW. Co-occurring conditions and change in diagnosis in autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):e305-16. PMID: 22271695.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Croen LA, Connors SL, Matevia M, Qian Y, Newschaffer C, Zimmerman AW. Prenatal exposure to ?2-adrenergic receptor agonists and risk of autism spectrum disorders. J Neurodev Disord. 2011 Dec; 3(4):307-15. PMID: 21874331.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    
    21. Witter FR, Zimmerman AW, Reichmann JP, Connors SL. In utero beta 2 adrenergic agonist exposure and adverse neurophysiologic and behavioral outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 201(6):553-9. PMID: 19961985.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Morris CM, Zimmerman AW, Singer HS. Childhood serum anti-fetal brain antibodies do not predict autism. Pediatr Neurol. 2009 Oct; 41(4):288-90. PMID: 19748049.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Singer HS, Morris C, Gause C, Pollard M, Zimmerman AW, Pletnikov M. Prenatal exposure to antibodies from mothers of children with autism produces neurobehavioral alterations: A pregnant dam mouse model. J Neuroimmunol. 2009 Jun 25; 211(1-2):39-48. PMID: 19362378.
      Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Lee LC, Newschaffer CJ, Lessler JT, Lee BK, Shah R, Zimmerman AW. Variation in season of birth in singleton and multiple births concordant for autism spectrum disorders. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2008 Mar; 22(2):172-9. PMID: 18298692.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Connors SL, Levitt P, Matthews SG, Slotkin TA, Johnston MV, Kinney HC, Johnson WG, Dailey RM, Zimmerman AW. Fetal mechanisms in neurodevelopmental disorders. Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Mar; 38(3):163-76. PMID: 18279750.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    26. Singer HS, Morris CM, Gause CD, Gillin PK, Crawford S, Zimmerman AW. Antibodies against fetal brain in sera of mothers with autistic children. J Neuroimmunol. 2008 Feb; 194(1-2):165-72. PMID: 18093664.
      Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Eichler EE, Zimmerman AW. A hot spot of genetic instability in autism. N Engl J Med. 2008 Feb 14; 358(7):737-9. PMID: 18184953.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Curran LK, Newschaffer CJ, Lee LC, Crawford SO, Johnston MV, Zimmerman AW. Behaviors associated with fever in children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2007 Dec; 120(6):e1386-92. PMID: 18055656.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Bukelis I, Porter FD, Zimmerman AW, Tierney E. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 164(11):1655-61. PMID: 17974928.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Woo EJ, Ball R, Landa R, Zimmerman AW, Braun MM. Developmental regression and autism reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Autism. 2007 Jul; 11(4):301-10. PMID: 17656395.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Zerrate MC, Pletnikov M, Connors SL, Vargas DL, Seidler FJ, Zimmerman AW, Slotkin TA, Pardo CA. Neuroinflammation and behavioral abnormalities after neonatal terbutaline treatment in rats: implications for autism. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 Jul; 322(1):16-22. PMID: 17400887.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    32. Tesini D, Friedman C, Connors SL, Zimmerman AW. Autism. J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Mar; 138(3):286-8; author reply 288, 290, 292. PMID: 17332028.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Cheslack-Postava K, Fallin MD, Avramopoulos D, Connors SL, Zimmerman AW, Eberhart CG, Newschaffer CJ. beta2-Adrenergic receptor gene variants and risk for autism in the AGRE cohort. Mol Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 12(3):283-91. PMID: 17199132.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Lee LC, Zachary AA, Leffell MS, Newschaffer CJ, Matteson KJ, Tyler JD, Zimmerman AW. HLA-DR4 in families with autism. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Nov; 35(5):303-7. PMID: 17074598.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Zimmerman AW, Connors SL, Matteson KJ, Lee LC, Singer HS, Castaneda JA, Pearce DA. Maternal antibrain antibodies in autism. Brain Behav Immun. 2007 Mar; 21(3):351-7. PMID: 17029701.
      Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    36. Connors SL, Matteson KJ, Sega GA, Lozzio CB, Carroll RC, Zimmerman AW. Plasma serotonin in autism. Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Sep; 35(3):182-6. PMID: 16939857.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Singer HS, Morris CM, Williams PN, Yoon DY, Hong JJ, Zimmerman AW. Antibrain antibodies in children with autism and their unaffected siblings. J Neuroimmunol. 2006 Sep; 178(1-2):149-55. PMID: 16842863.
      Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Poling JS, Frye RE, Shoffner J, Zimmerman AW. Developmental regression and mitochondrial dysfunction in a child with autism. J Child Neurol. 2006 Feb; 21(2):170-2. PMID: 16566887.
      Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Pardo CA, Vargas DL, Zimmerman AW. Immunity, neuroglia and neuroinflammation in autism. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2005 Dec; 17(6):485-95. PMID: 16401547.
      Citations: 179     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    40. Connors SL, Crowell DE, Eberhart CG, Copeland J, Newschaffer CJ, Spence SJ, Zimmerman AW. beta2-adrenergic receptor activation and genetic polymorphisms in autism: data from dizygotic twins. J Child Neurol. 2005 Nov; 20(11):876-84. PMID: 16417856.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Zimmerman AW, Jyonouchi H, Comi AM, Connors SL, Milstien S, Varsou A, Heyes MP. Cerebrospinal fluid and serum markers of inflammation in autism. Pediatr Neurol. 2005 Sep; 33(3):195-201. PMID: 16139734.
      Citations: 134     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Vargas DL, Nascimbene C, Krishnan C, Zimmerman AW, Pardo CA. Neuroglial activation and neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with autism. Ann Neurol. 2005 Jan; 57(1):67-81. PMID: 15546155.
      Citations: 799     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    43. Anderson GM, Zimmerman AW, Akshoomoff N, Chugani DC. Autism clinical trials: biological and medical issues in patient selection and treatment response. CNS Spectr. 2004 Jan; 9(1):57-64. PMID: 14999176.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Pizzini F, Fatemi AS, Barker PB, Nagae-Poetscher LM, Horsk? A, Zimmerman AW, Moser HW, Bibat G, Naidu S. Proton MR spectroscopic imaging in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Sep; 24(8):1683-9. PMID: 13679292.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Purcell AE, Jeon OH, Zimmerman AW, Blue ME, Pevsner J. Postmortem brain abnormalities of the glutamate neurotransmitter system in autism. Neurology. 2001 Nov 13; 57(9):1618-28. PMID: 11706102.
      Citations: 204     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    46. Purcell AE, Rocco MM, Lenhart JA, Hyder K, Zimmerman AW, Pevsner J. Assessment of neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) in autistic serum and postmortem brain. J Autism Dev Disord. 2001 Apr; 31(2):183-94. PMID: 11450817.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Belsito KM, Law PA, Kirk KS, Landa RJ, Zimmerman AW. Lamotrigine therapy for autistic disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Autism Dev Disord. 2001 Apr; 31(2):175-81. PMID: 11450816.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    48. Zimmerman AW. Commentary: immunological treatments for autism: in search of reasons for promising approaches. J Autism Dev Disord. 2000 Oct; 30(5):481-4. PMID: 11098888.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Comi AM, Zimmerman AW, Frye VH, Law PA, Peeden JN. Familial clustering of autoimmune disorders and evaluation of medical risk factors in autism. J Child Neurol. 1999 Jun; 14(6):388-94. PMID: 10385847.
      Citations: 115     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Hodes ME, Zimmerman AW, Aydanian A, Naidu S, Miller NR, Garcia Oller JL, Barker B, Aleck KA, Hurley TD, Dlouhy SR. Different mutations in the same codon of the proteolipid protein gene, PLP, may help in correlating genotype with phenotype in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease/X-linked spastic paraplegia (PMD/SPG2). Am J Med Genet. 1999 Jan 15; 82(2):132-9. PMID: 9934976.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    51. Kates WR, Mostofsky SH, Zimmerman AW, Mazzocco MM, Landa R, Warsofsky IS, Kaufmann WE, Reiss AL. Neuroanatomical and neurocognitive differences in a pair of monozygous twins discordant for strictly defined autism. Ann Neurol. 1998 Jun; 43(6):782-91. PMID: 9629848.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Swartwood MO, Swartwood JN, Lubar JF, Timmermann DL, Zimmerman AW, Muenchen RA. Methylphenidate effects on EEG, behavior, and performance in boys with ADHD. Pediatr Neurol. 1998 Mar; 18(3):244-50. PMID: 9568922.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    53. Potter NT, Meyer MA, Zimmerman AW, Eisenstadt ML, Anderson IJ. Molecular and clinical findings in a family with dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy. Ann Neurol. 1995 Feb; 37(2):273-7. PMID: 7847869.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Mann CA, Lubar JF, Zimmerman AW, Miller CA, Muenchen RA. Quantitative analysis of EEG in boys with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder: controlled study with clinical implications. Pediatr Neurol. 1992 Jan-Feb; 8(1):30-6. PMID: 1558573.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. McCarthy VP, Zimmerman AW, Miller CA. Central nervous system manifestations of parainfluenza virus type 3 infections in childhood. Pediatr Neurol. 1990 May-Jun; 6(3):197-201. PMID: 2360961.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Myer EC, Morris DL, Brase DA, Dewey WL, Zimmerman AW. Naltrexone therapy of apnea in children with elevated cerebrospinal fluid beta-endorphin. Ann Neurol. 1990 Jan; 27(1):75-80. PMID: 2137320.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Zimmerman AW, Lozzio CB. Interaction between selenium and zinc in the pathogenesis of anencephaly and spina bifida. Z Kinderchir. 1989 Dec; 44 Suppl 1:48-50. PMID: 2696286.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    58. Cassidy SB, Sheehan NC, Farrell DF, Grunnet M, Holmes GL, Zimmerman AW. Connatal Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease: an autosomal recessive form. Pediatr Neurol. 1987 Sep-Oct; 3(5):300-5. PMID: 3508078.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    59. Zimmerman AW, Garvey JS, Banta JV, Horak E. Urinary zinc and metallothionein in children with spina bifida. Pediatr Neurol. 1985 Jan-Feb; 1(1):23-7. PMID: 3880387.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Zimmerman AW, Dunham BS, Nochimson DJ, Kaplan BM, Clive JM, Kunkel SL. Zinc transport in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1984 Jul 01; 149(5):523-9. PMID: 6204530.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Zimmerman AW. Cerebral infarction related to neck position. Pediatrics. 1984 Apr; 73(4):573. PMID: 6709446.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Zimmerman AW, Hambidge KM, Lepow ML, Greenberg RD, Stover ML, Casey CE. Acrodermatitis in breast-fed premature infants: evidence for a defect of mammary zinc secretion. Pediatrics. 1982 Feb; 69(2):176-83. PMID: 7199132.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. Hersh JH, Bloom AS, Zimmerman AW, Dinno ND, Greenstein RM, Weisskopf B, Reese AH. Behavioral correlates in the happy puppet syndrome: a characteristic profile? Dev Med Child Neurol. 1981 Dec; 23(6):792-800. PMID: 7319144.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Zimmerman AW, Matthieu JM, Quarles RH, Brady RO, Hsu JM. Hypomyelination in copper-deficient rats. Prenatal and postnatal copper replacement. Arch Neurol. 1976 Feb; 33(2):111-9. PMID: 1252145.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    65. Zimmerman AW, Quarles RH, de Webster H, Matthieu JM, Brady RO. Characterization and protein analysis of myelin subfractions in rat brain: developmental and regional comparisons. J Neurochem. 1975 Dec; 25(6):749-57. PMID: 1206395.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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