Carmen Montano

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The effect of prenatal ethanol exposure on N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-sensitive [3H]-glutamate receptor binding site density was studied in rat brain. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a liquid diet containing 3.35% ethanol throughout gestation. This diet produced maternal peak blood ethanol levels of about 39 mg/dl eight hours after the administration(More)
The effect of prenatal ethanol exposure on putative glutamate receptor binding sites in rat brain was studied using radiohistochemical techniques. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a liquid diet containing either 3% or 6% (vol./vol.) ethanol throughout gestation. Pair-fed dams received isocalorically matched liquid diets and a lab chow ad lib group(More)
The effect of prenatal ethanol exposure on the kainate-sensitive subtype of glutamate receptor binding sites was studied using in vitro 3H-vinylidene kainic acid (VKA) autoradiography. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a liquid diet containing either 3.35% or 6.7% ethanol throughout gestation. Pair-fed dams received isocalorically matched liquid diets(More)
The long-term consequences of prenatal ethanol exposure on histochemically detectable hippocampal mossy fiber zinc was examined using a recently developed quantitative histofluorescence procedure. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were maintained throughout gestation on one of three dietary regimens: (a) a liquid diet containing either 3.35% ethanol, (b) an(More)
The effect of perinatal hypothyroidism on hippocampal mossy fiber zinc density was examined in rats. Timed pregnant Sprague-Dawley rat dams were given water containing either 0.02% propylthiouracil (PTU) or vehicle from gestational day 18 until their litters were weaned on postnatal day 31. Hippocampal mossy fiber zinc density was reduced by 75% in both the(More)
The effect of perinatal hypothyroidism on the number and distribution of hippocampal kainic acid binding sites was examined in rats. Timed pregnant Sprague-Dawley rat dams were given water containing either 0.02% propylthiouracil (PTU) or untreated water from gestational day 18 until their litters were weaned at postnatal day 31. The offspring were(More)
Infantile malignant osteopetrosis (IMO) is a rare, recessive disorder characterized by increased bone mass caused by dysfunctional osteoclasts. The disease is most often caused by mutations in the TCIRG1 gene encoding a subunit of the V-ATPase involved in the osteoclasts capacity to resorb bone. We previously showed that osteoclast function can be restored(More)
N-(6-methoxy-8-quinolyl)-p-toluenesulfonamide (TS-Q) is a fluorescent probe for histochemically detecting a chelatable pool of zinc in the hippocampal formation and other brain regions. Utilization of zinc:TS-Q histofluorescence as a quantitative tool required further characterization of zinc:TS-Q fluorescence and the development of appropriate zinc(More)
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