Effect of neonatal anoxia on neurobehavioral development of rats

Citation
M. Dubovicky et al., Effect of neonatal anoxia on neurobehavioral development of rats, BIOLOGIA, 55, 2000, pp. 27-32
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biology
Journal title
BIOLOGIA
ISSN journal
0006-3088 → ACNP
Volume
55
Year of publication
2000
Supplement
8
Pages
27 - 32
Database
ISI
SICI code
0006-3088(2000)55:<27:EONAON>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of neonatal anoxia on survi ving and neurobehavioral development (somatic growth and maturation, reflex and neuromotor development, levels of activity and emotional reactivity, h abituation, cognitive function) of Wistar/DV rats in relation to the develo pmental stage, gender and concomitant influence of hypothermia. Anoxia was induced in a special gas chamber in normothermic (36 degreesC) and hypother mic (23 degreesC) conditions. Pups of both genders were exposed to anoxia o f 10, 15, 20 and 25 min duration on postnatal day 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6. Mortalit y of neonatal pups was increasing in relation to their age and duration of the anoxic insult. Neonatal anoxia in normothermic conditions resulted in s ubtle gender-related changes in exploratory behavior manifested in males by increased motor activity and slowed-down habituation in an open field.