Sexually Dimorphic Effects of Prenatal Stress on Physical Growth and Stress-Related Behaviors in Prepubertal Mouse Offspring

Natasha Osborne
Several factors can modulate the link between fetal disruptions and later-life illnesses. The main objective of this thesis was to determine, in a mouse model, the impact of prenatal stressor timing and offspring sex on prepubertal metabolic and mental health outcomes. C57BL/6 dams in the first or second trimester of pregnancy experienced a restraint stressor or were left undisturbed. Pups were weighed daily until postnatal day (PND) 21, at which time fat distribution was measured....
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