In utero marijuana exposure associated with abnormal amygdala dopamine D2 gene expression in the human fetus.

@article{Wang2004InUM,
  title={In utero marijuana exposure associated with abnormal amygdala dopamine D2 gene expression in the human fetus.},
  author={Xinyu Wang and Diana L. Dow-Edwards and Virginia Anderson and Howard Minkoff and Yasmin L Hurd},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={909-15}
}
BACKGROUND Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is the illicit drug most used by pregnant women, and behavioral and cognitive impairments have been documented in cannabis-exposed offspring. Despite the extensive use of marijuana, very limited information exists as to the consequences of prenatal cannabis exposure on the developing human brain. METHODS We optimized an in situ hybridization histochemistry technique to visualize mRNA expression in midgestation (weeks 18-22) human fetal specimens from… CONTINUE READING

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