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Both aluminum and aging have been associated with neurobehavioral changes in mammals. This study assessed in young (21 day old), adult (8 months), and old rats (16 months) the effects of prolonged aluminum ingestion on open-field activity and passive-avoidance conditioning. Aluminum was administered in drinking water as aluminum nitrate at doses of 0, 50,(More)
The influence of stress on postnatal development and behavior was assessed in the offspring of male rats exposed to uranium (U). Eight groups of adult animals received uranyl acetate dihydrate (UAD) in the drinking water at doses of 0, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/day during 3 months. One half of rats in each group were concurrently subjected to restraint stress(More)
Aluminum (Al) is potentially toxic for mammals. In contrast to well documented Al neurotoxicity, neurobehavioral studies of Al in rodents have generally not produced robust or consistent results. In the present study, 16 young male (21 days old) and 16 old male (18 months) rats were exposed to 0 (control group) and 100 mg/kg/day of Al administered as Al(More)
The effects of vanadate administration on activity and learning were assessed in rats. Four groups of adult male rats were given by gavage 0, 4.1, 8.2, and 16.4 mg/kg/day of sodium metavanadate for eight consecutive weeks. Three weeks after the cessation of the treatment, general motor activity of all animals was measured in an open-field. Rats were also(More)
The influence of restraint stress on potential aluminum (Al)-induced behavioral changes was assessed in CD-1 mice. Three groups of adult mice were given 0, 300 and 600 mg Al/kg body weight per day in drinking water for 2 weeks. One-half of the animals in each group were concurrently subjected to restraint stress during 1 h per day throughout the study.(More)
Exposure of pregnant women to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) may mean serious health risks. The main goal of the present study was to examine the neurobehavioral changes in rat offspring that were perinatally exposed to one of the most prevalent PBDEs congeners found in humans, 2,2',4,4',5-pentaBDE (BDE-99). Rat dams were exposed to 0, 1 and(More)
The effects on postnatal development and behavior were assessed in the offspring of female rats concurrently exposed to uranium (U) and restraint stress. Adult female rats were administered uranyl acetate dihydrate (UAD) in the drinking water at doses of 0, 40 and 80 mg/(kg day) for 4 weeks before mating with untreated males, as well as during pregnancy and(More)
This study evaluated the influence of age on the aluminum (Al) interaction with calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in the brain of rats. Since both Al and aging have been associated with neurobehavioral deficits in mammals, the brain was chosen to assess that influence. Male young (21 day), adult (8 months),(More)
We here examined the potential liver toxicity in rat pups from dams exposed during the gestational and lactation periods to 2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99). Dams were exposed to 0, 1, and 2mg/kg/day of BDE-99 from gestation day 6 to postnatal day 21. When the pups were weaning, the liver from 1 pup of each litter was excised to evaluate(More)
The influence of restraint stress on uranium (U)-induced behavioral effects was assessed in adult male rats. Eight groups of animals received uranyl acetate dihydrate (UAD) in the drinking water at doses of 0, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/day during 3 months. Rats in four groups were concurrently subjected to restraint during 2 h per day throughout the study. At the(More)