Angela M Betancourt

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Chlorpyrifos (CPS), a known neurotoxicant, is a widely used agricultural organophosphorus insecticide. The effects of postnatal exposure to CPS on the expression of mRNA for two factors critical to brain development, nerve growth factor (NGF) and reelin, were investigated in the forebrain of rats. In addition, the expression of mRNA for the muscarinic(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental estrogen, is a component of many food and beverage containers and can leach into the container contents over time. Due to its estrogenic properties, exposure to BPA during development could alter the appropriate maturation of pathways essential for normal cognitive function at later ages. To investigate this, the effects(More)
Chlorpyrifos (CPS) is a widely used diethyl organophosphorus insecticide in agricultural settings. Household and urinary residue analysis has suggested that children in agricultural communities are at risk of exposure to diethyl organophosphorus insecticides. The effects of repeated postnatal exposure to CPS and its metabolite chlorpyrifos-oxon (CPO) on(More)
Exposure to either chlorpyrifos (CPS) or methyl parathion (MPS) results in the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase and leads to altered neuronal activity which normally regulates critical genes such as the neurotrophins nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). The effects of postnatal exposure to CPS and MPS on the expression(More)
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