Maternal imprints and the origins of variation.

  title={Maternal imprints and the origins of variation.},
  author={F. Champagne},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  volume={60 1},
The non-genomic transmission of maternal behavior from one generation to the next illustrates the pervasive influence of maternal care on offspring development and the high degree of plasticity within the developing maternal brain. Investigations of the mechanisms through which these maternal effects are achieved have demonstrated environmentally-induced changes in gene expression associated with epigenetic modifications within the promoter region of target genes. These findings raise… CONTINUE READING