Ashley B Breton

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The number of progesterone receptors is greater in the male than female neonatal rat hypothalamus. The aims of the present study were to determine developmental effects of progesterone on the expression of adult male sexual behaviour and whether changes in behaviour were reflected by altered gene expression within the hypothalamic preoptic area (POA) or(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased per capita consumption of sweeteners may be responsible in part for the rising prevalence of obesity in the United States. Recent studies suggest that consumption of honey is not associated with this same obesogenic effect and may have beneficial effects neuro on body weight. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the(More)
Under- and over-nutrition during gestation may influence fetal hypothalamic development resulting in individuals predisposed to adverse health effects. This study examined fetuses from obese and control ewes to determine whether dam obesity alters hypothalamic expression of fetal appetite regulatory genes. A second objective was to contrast the expression(More)
OBJECTIVES Developmental iron deficiency (ID) has been shown to put children at risk for compromised learning and memory capacity, and it has also been shown to impair hippocampus-dependent forms of memory as well as hippocampal synaptic transmission. Catecholamines are known to play a pivotal role in memory consolidation, and studies have demonstrated that(More)
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