We examined the effects of hyperosmolality on blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability during development to test the vulnerability of the immature barrier to stress. The BBB response to hyperosmolality was quantified using the blood-to-brain transfer constant (Ki) with alpha-aminoisobutyric acid in fetuses at 60% and 90% gestation, premature, newborn, and… (More)
Oral administration of thioridazine, an inhibitor of peroxisomal beta-oxidation, to normal rats from weaning till day 60 causes a small increase of the very long chain fatty acid C26 in brain lipids. Myelination in the brain is decreased. In the genu of the corpus callosum the ratio of non-myelinated/myelinated axons is increased. In the commissura anterior… (More)
preventing and managing chronic illness (pp. 235-246).