Graciela Garcia

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The current study was performed to assess the vanadium(V)-induced developmental toxicity in sucklings of Wistar rats. Dams of treated litters were intraperitoneally injected with 3 mg NaVO(3)/kg body weight/day during 12 days starting on postnatal day (PND) 10. Surface righting reflex, negative geotaxy and hindlimb support tests were performed on pups every(More)
Our results show that 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) exposure through mother's milk during the period of rapid myelination (from the 15th to the 25th postnatal days) results in a myelin deficit in the pup's brain and demonstrates the vulnerability of the developing central nervous system (CNS) to 2,4-D. After 100 mg/kg 2,4-D administration to dams,(More)
As vanadium was found to induce oxidative stress in the central nervous system, the morphological alterations of neurons and astroglial cells in adult rat central nervous system after vanadium exposure was studied, using histological markers of cellular injury. Animals were intraperitoneally injected with 3 mg/kg body weight of sodium metavanadate for 5(More)
2,4-D is a chlorophenoxyherbicide used worldwide. We have studied the morphological alterations of 5-HT neurons and glial cells in the mesencephalic nuclei of adult rats exposed to 2,4-D both perinatally (during pregnancy and lactation) and chronically (during pregnancy, lactation and after weaning) with quantitative methods. Pregnant rats were daily(More)
Dopaminergic neurons from the midbrain nuclei substantia nigra (SN; A9) and ventral tegmental area (VTA; A10) were investigated by tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunostaining in neonate rat brains exposed to 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) through lactation. Dorsal raphe serotonin (5-HT) projections to SN and VTA were also studied by 5-HT transporter(More)
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