Correlation between mandibular retrognathia and induction of cleft palate with 6-aminonicotinamide in the rat.


A single injection of the niacin antimetabolite 6-aminonicotinamide (6-AN) late in gestation produces cleft palate in the rat. In order to achieve an understanding of the mechanism of induction of cleft palate, craniofacial growth and palate development were studied in Sprague-Dawley rats after treatment with 6-AN on day 15 of gestation. The rats were… (More)


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