The effect of early postnatal undernutrition on the growth and development of the rat brain.

@article{Morgan1982TheEO,
  title={The effect of early postnatal undernutrition on the growth and development of the rat brain.},
  author={Benjamin L Morgan and Donald J Naismith},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1982},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={15-23}
}
1. Rat pups were undernourished during the period of the brain growth-spurt by feeding their mothers a low-protein diet from the third day post partum. 2. The pups were killed on days 5, 6, 9, 12, 16, 20 and 24 post partum, and their brains were analysed for protein, DNA, glycosides and glycoproteins. The activities of four enzymes involved in neurotransmission, and in the synthesis of glycolipids and myelin were also measured. Results of the analyses were compared with those obtained for pups… CONTINUE READING
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