The effects of maternal exposure to 10mgCd/l (as cadmium acetate) in drinking water during gestation and lactation on the development of monoaminergic and aminoacidergic systems were studied in discrete brain areas of the pups: striatum, cerebral cortex, dorsal hippocampus and basal-medial hypothalamus. Hippocampal levels of serotonin and… (More)
Intrastriatal injection (16microg) of the neurotoxic dopaminergic agent 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) in ovariectomized rats caused important reductions in striatal dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) levels and an increase in GABA content. Treatment of ovariectomized rats with estradiol (5 mg 17-beta-estradiol administered by a subcutaneous cannula) before… (More)
The present study show that maternal adrenalectomy affect the developmental model of the dopaminergic system in the hypothalamus and hippocampus, with sexual dimorphism observed in both areas. No changes were observed in the developmental dopamine (DA) model of the cortex and striatum through dopamine levels were increased in striatum.