Quantification of (A) p70S6K, (C) eIF4B, (E) 4E-BP1 and (G) eIF4E protein expression in fusiform gyrus of autism and control samples by Western blotting. Each sample was normalized to its β-actin. **p = 0.002 for p70S6K, *p = 0.02 for eIF4B, p = 0.6 for 4E-BP1 and p = 0.4 for eIF4E, 2-tailed t tests. Bars indicate mean ± SE. Autism, n = 11; control, n = 13. The mean from two independent Western blots per sample was used for statistical analysis. (B), (D), (F) and (H) Representative Western blots of fusiform gyrus showing autism (A) and control (C) cases. 35 μg for p70S6K, eIF4B and 4E-BP1 and 20 μg for eIF4E of total protein from each autism and control sample were loaded.