Effects of postnatal nicotine exposure on apoptotic markers in the developing piglet brain.

@article{Machaalani2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of postnatal nicotine exposure on apoptotic markers in the developing piglet brain.},
  author={Rita Machaalani and Karen A Waters and Kellie D. Tinworth},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={132 2},
  pages={325-33}
}
Exposure to cigarette smoke is a risk factor for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but the ability to distinguish between the neuropathological effects of pre- versus postnatal exposure is limited in the clinical setting. To test whether postnatal nicotine exposure could contribute to the increased neuronal expression of apoptotic markers that we have previously observed in SIDS infants, as well as including study of gender influences, we developed a piglet model to mimic passive smoking… CONTINUE READING