Emma Halldin Ankarberg

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Neonatal exposure to low doses of nicotine has been shown to prevent the development of low-affinity nicotine-binding sites, and to elicit a different behaviour response to nicotine in the mice as adults. This study has identified a defined period during the development of neonatal mouse brain for the induction of these permanent changes. Neonatal mice,(More)
Based on consumption data statistics, food items from four regions in Sweden were sampled in a so-called market basket study. Food items from five food groups, i.e. fish, meat, dairy products, eggs and fat/oils, were analyzed for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) followed by per capita intake calculations. The highest levels of PCDD/F, PCB, PBDE, HBCD(More)
Perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) were analyzed in muscle tissue from edible fish species caught in the second largest freshwater lake in Sweden, Lake Vättern (LV), and in the brackish water Baltic Sea (BS). Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was the predominant PFAS found. PFOS concentrations were higher in LV (medians 2.9-12 ng g(-1) fresh weight) than(More)
Neonatal exposure to low doses of nicotine has been shown to disturb the development of low-affinity nicotinic binding sites in the cerebral cortex and to elicit a deviant behavioural response to nicotine in adult mice. In this study, 10-day-old male NMRI mice were exposed to one of three different doses of nicotine (3.3, 33, or 66 microg nicotine-base/kg(More)
During neonatal life, offspring can be affected by toxic agents either by transfer via mother’s milk or by direct exposure. In many mammalian species the perinatal period is characterized by a rapid development of the brain — “the brain growth spurt” (BGS). This period in the development of the mammalian brain is associated with numerous biochemical changes(More)
The official control programme for organochlorine (OC) contaminants in food producing animals in Sweden was used to study temporal and spatial trends of the polychlorinated biphenyl CB 153, hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and p,p'-DDE in adipose tissue from bovines and swine 1991-2004. Our results show that efforts to decrease OC contamination of animal feed and(More)
Neonatal mice were administered nicotine (66 microg (-)-nicotine base/kg body weight (bw) s.c. twice daily at 0800 and 1700 h on postnatal days 10 and 14) and control mice received saline (10 ml 0. 9% NaCl/kg bw s.c.) on the same occasions. Behavioral testing was initiated 3 months after birth. In Experiment 1, neonatal nicotine administration did not(More)
The dietary intake of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and biphenyls (PCBs) in terms of toxic equivalents (TEQs) was investigated in Swedish children and young adults. Exposure was estimated from concentration data of six groups of individual food commodities (meat, fish, dairy products, egg, edible fats and other foodstuff)(More)
Low-dose exposure of neonatal mice to nicotine has earlier been shown to induce an altered behavioral response to nicotine in adulthood. Organophosphorus insecticides are known to affect the cholinergic system by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. This study was undertaken to investigate whether neonatal exposure to nicotine makes mice more susceptible to(More)
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