Mechanism of Earthquake Simulation as a Prenatal Stressor Retarding Rat Offspring Development and Chinese Medicine Correcting the Retardation: Hormones and Gene-Expression Alteration

@inproceedings{Zhang2012MechanismOE,
  title={Mechanism of Earthquake Simulation as a Prenatal Stressor Retarding Rat Offspring Development and Chinese Medicine Correcting the Retardation: Hormones and Gene-Expression Alteration},
  author={Xian Geng Zhang and Hui Zhang and Rui Tan and J. C. Peng and Xiao Li Liang and Qin Liu and Mi Wang and Xiaohong Yu},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2012}
}
We aimed to investigate the mechanism of shaking as a prenatal stressor impacting the development of the offspring and Chinese medicines correcting the alterations. Pregnant rats were randomized into earthquake simulation group (ESG), herbal group (HG) which received herbal supplements in feed after shaking, and control group (CG). Findings revealed body weight and open field test (OFT) score of ESG offspring were statistically inferior to the CG and HG offspring. The corticosterone levels of… CONTINUE READING