Fetal alcohol exposure reduces responsiveness of taste nerves and trigeminal chemosensory neurons to ethanol and its flavor components.

@article{Glendinning2017FetalAE,
  title={Fetal alcohol exposure reduces responsiveness of taste nerves and trigeminal chemosensory neurons to ethanol and its flavor components.},
  author={John I Glendinning and Joyce S F Tang and Ana Paula Morales Allende and Bruce P. Bryant and Lisa M Youngentob and Steven L. Youngentob},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={
          1198-1209
        }
}
Fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) leads to increased intake of ethanol in adolescent rats and humans. We asked whether these behavioral changes may be mediated in part by changes in responsiveness of the peripheral taste and oral trigeminal systems. We exposed the experimental rats to ethanol in utero by administering ethanol to dams through a liquid diet; we exposed the control rats to an isocaloric and isonutritive liquid diet. To assess taste responsiveness, we recorded responses of the chorda… CONTINUE READING