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Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy are at high risk of giving birth to children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Previous reports from our laboratory have shown that third trimester equivalent binge alcohol exposure at a dose of 1.75 g/kg/day results in significant fetal cerebellar Purkinje cell loss in fetal sheep and that both maternal and fetal(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a fecal sample collection strategy and quantification method for measurement of fecal IgA concentrations in dogs. SAMPLE POPULATION Fecal samples from 23 healthy pet dogs of various breeds. PROCEDURES Immunoglobulin A was extracted from fecal samples. An ELISA for the measurement of fecal IgA concentrations was established and(More)
Alcohol-mediated alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis function are two proposed mechanisms by which alcohol causes neurodevelopmental injury to the fetus. We previously reported that third-trimester equivalent only alcohol exposure in sheep results in increases in the maternal and fetal(More)
OBJECTIVE To purify and partially characterize feline pepsinogen (fPG) from the gastric mucosa and compare fPG with PGs of other species. SAMPLE POPULATION Stomachs of 6 cats. PROCEDURE A crude protein extract was prepared from the gastric mucosa of feline stomachs. Feline PG A was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation, weak-anion-exchange(More)
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