José Martín

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There is extensive evidence in rats that prenatal environmental stress (PES) exposure and early postnatal altered maternal care, as a consequence of stress during gestation, can detrimentally affect the brain and behavioral development of the offspring. In order to separate the effect of PES on the fetuses from that on the behavior of the mother, in the(More)
The present study analyzes the interaction between prenatal stress and mother's behavior on brain, hormonal, and behavioral development of male offspring in rats. It extends to males our previous findings, in females, that maternal care can alter behavioral dimorphism that becomes evident in the neonates when they mature. Experiment 1 compares the maternal(More)
Maternal behavior (MB) in rats is expressed under neural control of vomeronasal structures. Some of these regions exert an inhibitory role, such as the accessory olfactory bulb (AOB), while others exert an excitatory role, such as the medial preoptic area (MPOA). In previous studies, using 2-DG as a marker for neuron activity at neuron terminal level, we(More)
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