Behavioral and neurochemical characterization of maternal care effects on juvenile Sprague-Dawley rats.

@article{MassCalvo2013BehavioralAN,
  title={Behavioral and neurochemical characterization of maternal care effects on juvenile Sprague-Dawley rats.},
  author={Marianela Mas{\'i}s-Calvo and Andrey Sequeira-Cordero and Andrea Mora-Gallegos and Jaime Fornaguera-Tr{\'i}as},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={118},
  pages={212-7}
}
Maternal care represents a major constituent of early life environment and has the potential to modulate critical neurobehavioral responses to stress. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of naturally occurring variations in maternal care on behavioral and neurochemical responses of juvenile Sprague-Dawley rats. A group of dams were classified based on their licking behavior in high and low licking-grooming mothers. Afterwards, the male offspring was tested in a series of… CONTINUE READING