Camilla Eriksson

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BACKGROUND Recent advances in the field of acetaldehyde (AcH) research have raised the need for a comprehensive review on the role of AcH in the actions of alcohol. This update is an attempt to summarize the available AcH research. METHODS The descriptive part of this article covers not only recent research but also the development of the field. Special(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of repeated maternal separation (MS; 4 hr per day) during postnatal Days 1 to 15 on emotionality and voluntary ethanol intake in adult male and female Wistar rat offspring relative to controls exposed to a brief (5-min) daily handling procedure. Brain immunoreactive opioid peptide levels and plasma levels(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To compare the usefulness of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT), the ratio of CDT to total transferrin, and hemoglobin-acetaldehyde adducts with mean cell volume (MCV) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) in the follow-up of alcohol abuse during pregnancy. METHODS Forty-four pregnant drug and alcohol abusing female patients(More)
Seppo Kuukasjärvi, C. J. Peter Eriksson, Esa Koskela, Tapio Mappes, Kari Nissinen, and Markus J. Rantala Department of Biological and Environmental Science, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40014, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, National Public Health Institute, P.O. Box 719, FIN-00101, Helsinki, Finland, Department of(More)
BACKGROUND Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with menstrual irregularities, including anovulation, luteal-phase dysfunction, recurrent amenorrhea, and early menopause. In addition, moderate to heavy alcohol intake has been found to increase the risk of spontaneous abortions and breast cancer. These adverse effects could at least in part originate from(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported associations between human alcohol drinking and testosterone levels. METHODS In this study we investigated serum testosterone concentrations without and under the influence of alcohol in alcohol-preferring (AA) and nonpreferring (ANA) rat lines. Animals were tested in both mornings and afternoons and the alcohol(More)
The daily fluid intake of male Wistar rats with simultaneous access to 6% ethanol and water was determined during a baseline period (1 week), following adrenalectomy (1 week) and for 3 weeks following SC implantation of hormone pellets containing corticosterone (CORT) or dexamethasone (DEX). Ethanol consumption dropped during the first week of adrenalectomy(More)
After 37 generations, the AA and ANA rat lines developed for high and low voluntary alcohol consumption, were revitalized by crossing with hybrid (Brown Norwegian X Lewis) rats. The line difference in alcohol consumption continued, although initially diminished, after revitalization. The greater acetaldehyde accumulation and longer loss of righting reflex(More)