Developmental alcohol exposure disrupts circadian regulation of BDNF in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.

@article{Allen2004DevelopmentalAE,
  title={Developmental alcohol exposure disrupts circadian regulation of BDNF in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus.},
  author={Gregg C Allen and James R. West and W J Chen and David J. Earnest},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={353-8}
}
In rats, damage to neuronal populations in some brain regions occurs in response to neonatal alcohol exposure coinciding with the period of rapid brain growth. These alcohol-induced defects in brain development may persist into adulthood and thus have long-term implications for the functional characteristics of damaged neuronal populations. The present study examined the effects of neonatal alcohol exposure on endogenous rhythmicity of the circadian clock located in the rat suprachiasmatic… CONTINUE READING