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Maternal supplementation of nucleotides improves the behavioral development of prenatal ethanol-exposed mice.
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PMID:  24146316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Maternal ethanol consumption during pregnancy can induce learning deficits in the offspring. The objective of this study was to assess whether supplementation of exogenous nucleotides during pregnancy and lactation would ameliorate prenatal ethanol-induced learning and memory deficits in the offspring of mice, and to explore the possible mechanisms. In the present study, pregnant C57BL/6J mice were exposed to ethanol (5 g/kg body weight) intragastrically from gestational day (GD) 6 to GD15. The dams in exogenous nucleotide intervention groups were fed with feed containing 0.01 %, 0.04 %, or 0.16 % nucleotide powder, with control and ethanol groups receiving normal feed. The dams were allowed to deliver naturally and to breast feed their offspring. After weaning, behavioral tests were carried out in the offspring of each group. Serum oxidation indexes were analyzed, and the hippocampus of each offspring was collected and detected for acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) activity and the expression of p-CREB, CREB, and BDNF. The results showed that maternal supplementation with exogenous nucleotides during pregnancy could ameliorate prenatal ethanol-induced learning and memory deficits in the offspring of mice, through improving their antioxidant capacity, reversing hippocampus AChE levels, and allowing the expression of some proteins related to learning and memory. However, different sensitivities were found between the two sexes.
Wenhong Dong; Zhenghao Wu; Linlin Xu; Yuehui Fang; Yajun Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-135X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101083946     Medline TA:  Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China.
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