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PLoS One ; 15(10): e0237643, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33064729

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We previously reported that maternal cigarette smoke (CS) exposure resulted in impairment of central chemoreception and induced mitochondrial dysfunction in offspring parafacial respiratory group (pFRG), the kernel for mammalian central chemoreception. We also found that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) could attenuate maternal CS exposure-induced impairment of central chemoreception in the rat offspring in vivo. Mitochondrial ATP sensitive potassium (mitoKATP) channel has been reported to play a significant role in mitochondrial functions and protect against apoptosis in neurons. Thus, we hypothesize here that mitoKATP channel plays a role in the protective effects of H2S on neonatal central chemoreception in maternal CS-exposed rats. Our findings revealed that pretreatment with NaHS (donor of H2S, 22.4mM) reversed the central chemosensitivity decreased by maternal CS exposure, and also inhibited cell apoptosis in offspring pFRG, however, 5-HD (blocker of mitoKATP channels, 19mM) attenuated the protective effects of NaHS. In addition, NaHS declined pro-apoptotic proteins related to mitochondrial pathway apoptosis in CS rat offspring pFRG, such as Bax, Cytochrome C, caspase9 and caspase3. NaHS or 5-HD alone had no significant effect on above indexes. These results suggest that mitoKATP channels play an important role in the protective effect of H2S against impairment of central chemoreception via anti-apoptosis in pFRG of rat offspring exposed to maternal CS.


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Células Quimiorreceptoras/efeitos dos fármacos , Fumar Cigarros/efeitos adversos , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Canais de Potássio/metabolismo , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Quimiorreceptoras/patologia , Células Quimiorreceptoras/fisiologia , Feminino , Bulbo/efeitos dos fármacos , Bulbo/patologia , Bulbo/fisiopatologia , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Mecânica Respiratória/efeitos dos fármacos , Mecânica Respiratória/fisiologia , Sulfetos/metabolismo , Sulfetos/farmacologia
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003322, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32870921

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BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use, only sparse information is available on the safety of gabapentin during pregnancy. We sought to evaluate the association between gabapentin exposure during pregnancy and risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using the United States Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) dataset, we conducted a population-based study of 1,753,865 Medicaid-eligible pregnancies between January 2000 and December 2013. We examined the risk of major congenital malformations and cardiac defects associated with gabapentin exposure during the first trimester (T1), and the risk of preeclampsia (PE), preterm birth (PTB), small for gestational age (SGA), and neonatal intensive care unit admission (NICUa) associated with gabapentin exposure early, late, or both early and late in pregnancy. Gabapentin-unexposed pregnancies served as the reference. We estimated relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using fine stratification on the propensity score (PS) to control for over 70 confounders (e.g., maternal age, race/ethnicity, indications for gabapentin, other pain conditions, hypertension, diabetes, use of opioids, and specific morphine equivalents). We identified 4,642 pregnancies exposed in T1 (mean age = 28 years; 69% white), 3,745 exposed in early pregnancy only (28 years; 67% white), 556 exposed in late pregnancy only (27 years; 60% white), and 1,275 exposed in both early and late pregnancy (29 years; 75% white). The reference group consisted of 1,744,447 unexposed pregnancies (24 years; 40% white). The adjusted RR for major malformations was 1.07 (95% CI 0.94-1.21, p = 0.33) and for cardiac defects 1.12 (0.89-1.40, p = 0.35). Requiring ≥2 gabapentin dispensings moved the RR to 1.40 (1.03-1.90, p = 0.03) for cardiac defects. There was a higher risk of preterm birth among women exposed to gabapentin either late (RR, 1.28 [1.08-1.52], p < 0.01) or both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.22 [1.09-1.36], p < 0.001), SGA among women exposed to gabapentin early (1.17 [1.02-1.33], p = 0.02), late (1.39 [1.01-1.91], p = 0.05), or both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.32 [1.08-1.60], p < 0.01), and NICU admission among women exposed to gabapentin both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.35 [1.20-1.52], p < 0.001). There was no higher risk of preeclampsia among women exposed to gabapentin after adjustment. Study limitations include the potential for residual confounding and exposure misclassification. CONCLUSIONS: In this large population-based study, we did not find evidence for an association between gabapentin exposure during early pregnancy and major malformations overall, although there was some evidence of a higher risk of cardiac malformations. Maternal use of gabapentin, particularly late in pregnancy, was associated with a higher risk of PTB, SGA, and NICUa.


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Gabapentina/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Anormalidades Induzidas por Medicamentos/metabolismo , Adulto , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Gabapentina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Recém-Nascido Pequeno para a Idade Gestacional , Pré-Eclâmpsia/fisiopatologia , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez , Primeiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Nascimento Prematuro , Pontuação de Propensão , Risco , Estados Unidos
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 202: 110911, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32800246

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Applications of TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) in food, personal care products and industries pose risks on human health, particularly on vulnerable populations including pregnant women and infants. Fetus, deficient in mature defense system, is more susceptible to NPs. Publications on the developmental toxicity of TiO2 NPs on the maternal-exposed progeny have emerged. This review presents the main exposure routes of TiO2 NPs during pregnancy, including skin penetration, ingestion and inhalation, followed by transport of TiO2 NPs to the placenta. Accumulation of TiO2 NPs in placenta may cause dysfunction in nutrient transfer. TiO2 NPs can be even transported to the fetus and generate toxicities, such as impairments of nervous and reproductive system, and failure in lung and cardiovascular development. The toxicities rely on the crystalline phase and concentrations, and the main mechanisms include the accumulation of excessive reactive oxygen species, DNA damage, and over-activation of signaling pathways such as MAPK which impairs neurotransmission. Finally, this review remarks on the significance for identifying TiO2 NPs dosage safe for both mother and fetus, and particular attention should be paid at TiO2 NPs concentrations safe for mother but toxic to fetus. Importantly, research on the epigenetic trans-generational inheritance of TiO2 NPs is urgently needed to provide insights for deciding the prospects of TiO2 NPs applications.


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Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Titânio/toxicidade , Animais , Feminino , Feto , Humanos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Organogênese , Placenta/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Testes de Toxicidade
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1265: 153-165, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761575

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Severe undernutrition and famine continue to be a worldwide concern, as cases have been increasing in the past 5 years, particularly in developing countries. The occurrence of nutrient restriction (NR) during pregnancy affects fetal growth, leading to small for gestational age (SGA) or intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) offspring. During adulthood, SGA and IUGR offspring are at a higher risk for the development of metabolic syndrome. Skeletal muscle is particularly sensitive to prenatal NR. This tissue plays an essential role in oxidation and glucose metabolism because roughly 80% of insulin-mediated glucose uptake occurs in muscle, and it represents around 40% of body weight. Alterations in myofiber number, hypertrophy and myofiber type composition, decreased protein synthesis, lower mitochondrial content and activity of oxidative enzymes, and increased accumulation of intramuscular triglycerides are among the described programming effects of maternal NR on skeletal muscle. Together, these features would add to a phenotype that is prone to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Insights from diverse animal models (i.e. ovine, swine, and rodent) have provided valuable information regarding the molecular mechanisms behind those altered developmental pathways. Understanding those molecular signatures supports the development of efficient treatments to counteract the effects of maternal NR on skeletal muscle, and its negative implications for postnatal health.


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Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/embriologia , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Nutrientes/deficiência , Nutrientes/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2 , Feminino , Humanos , Resistência à Insulina , Síndrome Metabólica , Obesidade , Gravidez
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Life Sci ; 259: 118281, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32798554

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AIMS: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) can increase the risk of hypertension and kidney disease at adulthood due to fetal programming. In our previous study, we found that supplementation with low concentration of ouabain during pregnancy could restore glomerulus numbers at birth, rescuing kidney development. However, the metabolic pattern of kidney in IUGR offspring and the effect of ouabain have not been evaluated. MAIN METHODS: In this study, based on GC-MS and LC-MS platforms, we used the protein restriction rat model to explore the molecular mechanisms of kidney damage induced by IUGR and the protective effect of ouabain. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that malnutrition could induce IUGR in rat offspring at the 20th gestational day but ouabain treatment could partially reverse the body and kidney weight loss. Ouabain treatment could upregulate arginine, N-acetylornithine and carbamoyl phosphate as well as adenine nucleotide and guanine nucleotide downregulated by low-protein diet. Moreover, six metabolites were identified to be significantly correlated with fetal kidney weight, with 3 metabolites involved in arginine metabolism (arginine, N-acetylornithine, urea) and UDP-glucuronate correlated positively, while lysine and anthranilate correlated negatively. SIGNIFICANCE: The results suggested that the underlying mechanism of ouabain against renal maldevelopment involved the metabolic regulation, particularly the arginine metabolism, which played an important role in the development of fetal kidney.


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Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Ouabaína/farmacologia , Animais , Arginina/metabolismo , Dieta com Restrição de Proteínas , Feminino , Desenvolvimento Fetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/fisiopatologia , Peso Fetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Nefropatias/metabolismo , Glomérulos Renais/metabolismo , Masculino , Metabolômica , Ouabaína/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Toxicol Lett ; 333: 279-289, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822773

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Simazine is a kind of persistent organic pollutant that is detected in both ground and water and has several routes of exposure. Here, we explored the mechanisms underlying simazine-related effects on dopaminergic neurons via development-related factors using mouse embryos and embryonic mesencephalic hybrid cell line (MN9D cells). We treated pregnant mice with 50 µg/kg bw, 200 µg/kg bw simazine from the 0.5 day to the 10.5 day of embryonic phase and MN9D cells with 600 µM simazine for 24 h to research the mechanism of dopaminergic neurons acute respond to simazine through preliminary experiments. Protein expressions of LIM homeobox transcription factor 1-alpha (Lmx1a) and LIM homeobox transcription factor 1-beta (Lmx1b) displayed a dose- and time-dependent increase after the exposure to simazine. In the 200 µg/kg bw of embryos and the 24h-600 µM of MN9D cells, protein levels of dopaminergic developmental factors were significantly upregulated, and dopaminergic function was significantly damaged for the abnormal expression of Dyt5b. We demonstrated simazine induced the injury to dopaminergic neurons via the Lmx1a/wingless-related integration site 1 (Wnt1) and Lmx1b pathways. In the transfection experiments, we knocked down Lmx1a and Lmx1b of cells to verify the potential target of simazine-induced injury to dopaminergic neurons, respectively. We detected the protein and mRNA levels of development-related genes of dopaminergic neurons and intracellular dopamine levels in different treatment groups. Based on our experiments' results, we demonstrated an acute response to 24 h-600 µM simazine treatment, the simazine-induced injury to dopaminergic neuronal which leads to abnormal dopamine levels and dopaminergic impairment is via the activation of the Lmx1a/Wnt1 autoregulatory loop. Lmx1a is a promising target in the search for the mechanisms underlying simazine-induced dopaminergic injury.


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Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Proteínas com Homeodomínio LIM/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Simazina/toxicidade , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteína Wnt1/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/metabolismo , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/patologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Camundongos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Fatores de Tempo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235632, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628720

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Emerging evidence suggests that parents' preconception exposures may influence offspring health. We aimed to investigate maternal and paternal smoking onset in specific time windows in relation to offspring body mass index (BMI) and fat mass index (FMI). We investigated fathers (n = 2111) and mothers (n = 2569) aged 39-65 years, of the population based RHINE and ECRHS studies, and their offspring aged 18-49 years (n = 6487, mean age 29.6 years) who participated in the RHINESSA study. BMI was calculated from self-reported height and weight, and FMI was estimated from bioelectrical impedance measures in a subsample. Associations with parental smoking were analysed with generalized linear regression adjusting for parental education and clustering by study centre and family. Interactions between offspring sex were analysed, as was mediation by parental pack years, parental BMI, offspring smoking and offspring birthweight. Fathers' smoking onset before conception of the offspring (onset ≥15 years) was associated with higher BMI in the offspring when adult (ß 0.551, 95%CI: 0.174-0.929, p = 0.004). Mothers' preconception and postnatal smoking onset was associated with higher offspring BMI (onset <15 years: ß1.161, 95%CI 0.378-1.944; onset ≥15 years: ß0.720, 95%CI 0.293-1.147; onset after offspring birth: ß2.257, 95%CI 1.220-3.294). However, mediation analysis indicated that these effects were fully mediated by parents' postnatal pack years, and partially mediated by parents' BMI and offspring smoking. Regarding FMI, sons of smoking fathers also had higher fat mass (onset <15 years ß1.604, 95%CI 0.269-2.939; onset ≥15 years ß2.590, 95%CI 0.544-4.636; and onset after birth ß2.736, 95%CI 0.621-4.851). There was no association between maternal smoking and offspring fat mass. We found that parents' smoking before conception was associated with higher BMI in offspring when they reached adulthood, but that these effects were mediated through parents' pack years, suggesting that cumulative smoking exposure during offspring's childhood may elicit long lasting effects on offspring BMI.


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Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Crianças Adultas , Índice de Massa Corporal , Fertilização , Pais , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Fumar/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidez
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Chem Biol Interact ; 328: 109188, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32679048

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We have reported that gestational exposure to hexavalent chromium (CrVI) represses androgen receptor (Ar) and follicle stimulating hormone receptor (Fshr) in Sertoli cells (SCs) of adult rats, while the mechanism underlying remains obscure. We tested the hypothesis "transient gestational exposure to CrVI during the critical embryonic windows of testicular differentiation and growth may have adverse impact on transcription factors controlling the expression of Ar and Fshr in SCs of the F1 progeny". CrVI (K2Cr2O7) was given through drinking water (50 ppm, 100 ppm and 200 ppm), to pregnant rats from gestational day 9-14 (testicular differentiation) and 15 to 21 (prenatal differentiation and proliferation of SC); male progenies were sacrificed on postnatal day 30 (Completion of postnatal SC maturation). A significant increase in free radicals and decrease in enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants were observed in SCs of experimental rats. Real time PCR and western blot data showed decreased expression of Ar, Fshr, Inhibin B, Transferrin, Androgen binding protein, Claudin 11 and Occludin in SCs of experimental rats; concentrations of lactate, pyruvate and retinoic acid also decreased. Serum FSH, luteinizing hormone and estradiol increased, whereas testosterone and prolactin decreased in experimental rats. Western blot detection revealed decreased levels of transcription factors regulating Fshr viz., USF-1, USF-2, SF-1, c-fos, c-jun and GATA 1, and those of Ar viz., Sp-1, ARA54, SRC-1 and CBP in experimental rats, whereas the levels of cyclinD1 and p53, repressors of Ar increased. ChIP assay detected decreased USF-1 and USF-2 binding to Fshr promoter, and binding of Sp-1 to Ar promoter. We conclude that gestational exposure to CrVI affects SC structure and function in F1 progeny by inducing oxidative stress and diminishing the expression of Ar and Fshr through attenuation of their specific transcriptional regulators and their interaction with the respective promoter.


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Cromo/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo , Receptores do FSH/metabolismo , Células de Sertoli/metabolismo , Maturidade Sexual , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Disponibilidade Biológica , Feminino , Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Hormônios/sangue , Masculino , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Wistar , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Receptores do FSH/genética , Células de Sertoli/efeitos dos fármacos , Maturidade Sexual/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Junções Íntimas/metabolismo
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J Vis Exp ; (160)2020 06 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32658199

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Chorioamnionitis is a common precipitant of preterm birth and is associated with many of the morbidities of prematurity, including necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). However, a mechanistic link between these two conditions remains yet to be discovered. We have adopted a murine model of chorioamnionitis involving lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced fetal exposure to maternal inflammation (FEMI). This model of FEMI induces a sterile maternal, placental, and fetal inflammatory cascade, which is also present in many cases of clinical chorioamnionitis. Although models exist that utilize live bacteria and more accurately mimic the pathophysiology of an ascending infection resulting in chorioamnionitis, these methods may cause indirect effects on development of the immature intestinal tract and the associated developing microbiome. Using this protocol, we have demonstrated that LPS-induced FEMI results in a dose-dependent increase in pregnancy loss and preterm birth, as well as disruption of normal intestinal development in offspring. Further, we have demonstrated that FEMI significantly increases intestinal injury and serum cytokines in offspring, while simultaneously decreasing goblet and Paneth cells, both of which provide a first line of innate immunity against intestinal inflammation. Although a similar model of LPS-induced FEMI has been used to model the association between chorioamnionitis and subsequent abnormalities of the central nervous system, to our knowledge, this protocol is the first to attempt to elucidate a mechanistic link between chorioamnionitis and later perturbations in intestinal development as a potential link between chorioamnionitis and NEC.


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Corioamnionite , Intestinos/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mães , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Doença Aguda , Animais , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Feto/patologia , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Camundongos , Celulas de Paneth/patologia , Placenta/patologia , Gravidez
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3593, 2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32681096

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During pregnancy, maternal endocrine signals drive fetal development and program the offspring's physiology. A disruption of maternal glucocorticoid (GC) homeostasis increases the child's risk of developing psychiatric disorders later in life. We here show in mice, that the time of day of antenatal GC exposure predicts the behavioral phenotype of the adult offspring. Offspring of mothers receiving GCs out-of-phase compared to their endogenous circadian GC rhythm show elevated anxiety, impaired stress coping, and dysfunctional stress-axis regulation. The fetal circadian clock determines the vulnerability of the stress axis to GC treatment by controlling GC receptor (GR) availability in the hypothalamus. Similarly, a retrospective observational study indicates poorer stress compensatory capacity in 5-year old preterm infants whose mothers received antenatal GCs towards the evening. Our findings offer insights into the circadian physiology of feto-maternal crosstalk and assign a role to the fetal clock as a temporal gatekeeper of GC sensitivity.


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Relógios Circadianos/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucocorticoides/efeitos adversos , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Transtornos Mentais/etiologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/psicologia , Ansiedade , Comportamento/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Recém-Nascido Prematuro/psicologia , Masculino , Transtornos Mentais/metabolismo , Transtornos Mentais/fisiopatologia , Transtornos Mentais/psicologia , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Cuidado Pré-Natal , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/etiologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/fisiopatologia , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/genética , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo
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Toxicol Lett ; 331: 167-177, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32535229

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Prenatal ethanol exposure (PEE) could increase offspring's susceptibility to adult liver lipid-metabolism diseases. This study aimed to confirm intrauterine programming mechanism of glucocorticoid-insulin-like growth factor 1 (GC-IGF1) axis for liver dysfunction in offspring rats induced by PEE. The results showed that levels of hepatic IGF1, lipid metabolism-related enzymes (e.g. FASN and HMGCR) and serum phenotype (TG, TCH, HDL-C, and LDL-C) were low in fetal rats of PEE but high in adult offspring except for HDL-C, meanwhile, hepatic H3K9ac and expression levels of IGF1 were low in fetal rats but high in adult offspring. Furthermore, levels of serum corticosterone and hepatic glucocorticoid-activation system (mainly including expression of 11ß-HSD1, GR, and C/EBPα as well as 11ß-HSD1/11ß-HSD2 ratio) were high in fetal rats of PEE but low or unchanged in adult offspring. The adult F2 generation of PEE maintained the same GC-IGF1 axis programming alteration as the F1 generation despite gender differences. In vitro, cortisol was proved to activate hepatocyte glucocorticoid-activation system and decrease H3K9ac and expression levels of IGF1 by GR. Therefore, PEE has a long-term effect on the offspring's liver functional development, which may be mainly related to the epigenetic programming alteration of the GC-IGF1 axis mediated by the glucocorticoid-activation system.


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Etanol/toxicidade , Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Animais , Peso Corporal , Corticosterona/sangue , Feminino , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/sangue , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/induzido quimicamente , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/metabolismo , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Lipídeos/sangue , Fígado/embriologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 257: 117889, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502541

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PURPOSE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has many adverse effects on offspring, such as abnormal glycolipid metabolism, obesity, insulin resistance, mental retardation, schizophrenia and so on. METHODS: We established a GDM rat model by injecting 1% streptozotocin associated with a high-fat diet one week before pregnancy, and offspring rats were sacrificed at 8 weeks of age to obtain liver tissue for study. We used hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining to observe liver morphological changes, Tunel staining for hepatocyte apoptosis, transmission electron microscope for liver ultrastructure, and western blot for protein expression in liver tissue. RESULTS: Compared with normal offspring rats, hepatocytes of GDM offspring rats showed obvious edema, liver organ index increased, and hepatocyte apoptosis and autophagosome in the liver were significantly increased; Bax, cleaved-caspase3/caspase3, LCII, Beclin 1, P-IKBα/IKBα and P-p65/p6 protein expression in the liver were significantly increased; Bcl2, p62 and PPARγ protein expression in the liver were significantly decreased. Tau prevented the GDM-related effects in the offspring: Tau decreased hepatocyte edema (or even disappears), liver organ index, hepatocyte apoptosis and the number of autophagosomes in the liver. In addition, Tau also decreased Bax, cleaved-caspase3/caspase3, LCII, Beclin 1, P-IKBα/IKBα and P-p65/p6 protein expression, and increased Bcl2, p62 and PPARγ protein expression in the liver of GDM offspring rats. CONCLUSION: Taurine should be considered as a potential gestational nutritional supplement to prevent liver damage in GDM offspring.


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Diabetes Gestacional/tratamento farmacológico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Suplementos Nutricionais , Feminino , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Resistência à Insulina/fisiologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/fisiologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Obesidade/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Taurina/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234516, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32559253

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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increased worldwide. Tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Waterpipe tobacco smoking has become a global trend of tobacco consumption and is as common as cigarette smoking. In this study, the effect of waterpipe tobacco smoke (WTS) on the development of metabolic syndrome in rats was evaluated. Adult Wistar rats were exposed for 19 weeks to either fresh air (control) or WTS for 1 hour daily/ 5 days per week (WTS). Central obesity, systolic blood pressure, lipid profile, glucose hemostasis and levels of leptin and adiponectin were evaluated. The WTS exposure increased body weight, abdominal circumference, systolic blood pressure and fasting glucose compared to control animals (P<0.05), consistent with inducing metabolic syndrome. The retroperitoneal fat, lipid profile and levels of insulin, leptin and adiponectin were not affected by WTS exposure (P>0.05). In conclusion, exposure to WTS has detrimental health effects leading to the development of metabolic syndrome in experimental animals.


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Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Fumar Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Tabaco para Cachimbos de Água/efeitos adversos , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Síndrome Metabólica/induzido quimicamente , Síndrome Metabólica/fisiopatologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Cachimbos de Água
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Chemosphere ; 256: 127133, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32454355

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Atmospheric fine particulate matter exposure (PM2.5) can increase the incidence and mortality of heart disease, and raise the risk of fetal congenital heart defect, which have recently drawn much attention. In this study, C57BL/6 mice were exposed to PM2.5 (approximately equivalent to 174 µg/m3) by intratracheal instillation during the gestation. After birth, 10 weeks old offspring mice were divided into four groups: male exposed group (ME), female exposed group (FE), male control group (MC), female control group (FC). The pathological injury, pro-inflammatory cytokines, histone acetylation levels, and expressions of GATA-binding protein 4 (GATA4) and downstream genes were investigated. The results showed that exposure to PM2.5 in utero increased pathological damage and TNF-α and IL-6 levels in hearts of offspring mice, and effects in ME were more serious than FE. Notably, GATA4 protein levels in hearts in ME were significantly lower than that of MC, accompanied by down-regulation of histone acetyltransferase (HAT)-p300 and up-regulation of histone deacetylase-SIRT3. As GATA4 downstream genes, ratios of ß-MHC gene expression to α-MHC significantly raised in ME relative to the MC. Results of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-qPCR assay found that binding levels of acetylated histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9ac) in GATA4 promoter region in the hearts of ME or FE were markedly decreased compared with their corresponding control groups. It suggested that maternal exposure to PM2.5 may cause cardiac injury in the offspring, heart damage of male mice was worse than female mice, in which process HAT-p300, H3K9ac, transcription factor GATA4 may play an important regulation role.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Fator de Transcrição GATA4/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/metabolismo , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Acetilação , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Regulação para Baixo , Proteína p300 Associada a E1A/metabolismo , Feminino , Coração/embriologia , Coração/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Caracteres Sexuais , Regulação para Cima
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Life Sci ; 254: 117764, 2020 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32407841

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AIMS: Emerging evidence suggests that during gestation the in utero environment programs metabolism and can increase risk of obesity in adult offspring. Our aim was to study how alterations in maternal diets during gestation might alter body weight evolution, circulating leptin levels and caloric intake in offspring, leading to changes in body composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We fed gestating rats either a control diet (CD), high fat diet (HFD) or an isocaloric low protein diet (LPD), and examined the repercussions in offspring fed similar diets post-weaning on birth weight, body weight evolution, body composition, insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance and in the relationship between plasma leptin concentration and caloric intake in offspring during growth and development. KEY FINDS: Offspring from dams fed LPD maintained reduced body weight with greater % lean mass and consumed fewer calories despite having leptin levels similar to controls. On the other hand, offspring from dams fed a HFD were insulin resistant and maintained increased body weight and % fat mass, while consuming more calories than controls despite elevated leptin concentrations. Therefore the uterine environment, modulated primarily through maternal nutrition, modified the relationship between circulating leptin levels, body fat, and caloric intake in the offspring, and dams fed a HFD produced offspring with excess adiposity, insulin resistance, and leptin resistance into adulthood. SIGNIFICANCE: Our data indicates that in utero environmental factors affected by maternal diet program alterations in the set point around which leptin regulates body weight in offspring into adulthood contributing to obesity.


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Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Materna/fisiologia , Obesidade/etiologia , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Pré-Natal/fisiologia , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Adiposidade/fisiologia , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Peso ao Nascer , Composição Corporal , Peso Corporal , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Gorduras na Dieta , Ingestão de Energia , Feminino , Resistência à Insulina , Lactação , Leptina/metabolismo , Masculino , Obesidade/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Desmame
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Toxicol Lett ; 331: 33-41, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32445661

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This study was intended to demonstrate that prenatal dexamethasone exposure (PDE) can induce low basal activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) in male offspring rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Pregnant rats were subcutaneously administered 0.2 mg/kg/d dexamethasone from gestational day (GD) 9 to GD20. Male GD20 fetuses and postnatal day 85 adult male offspring rats were sacrificed under anesthesia. Hypothalamic cells were from GD20∼postnatal day (PD) 7 fetal male rats, treated with different concentrations of dexamethasone and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonist mifepristone for 5 days. The results suggested that dexamethasone enhanced the expression of hypothalamic L-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) 67 by activating GR, further stimulating the conversion of glutamate to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and inducing an imbalance in glutamatergic/GABAergic afferents in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). This imbalance change was maintained postnatally, leading to the inhibition of parvocellular neurons, and mediating the low basal activity of the HPAA in PDE offspring rats, which was manifested by decreased levels of blood adrenocorticotropic hormone and corticosterone as well as reduced expression levels of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the hypothalamus. Programming of a developmental imbalance in glutamatergic/GABAergic afferents in the PVN is a potential mechanism responsible for low basal activity of the HPAA in male PDE rats.


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Dexametasona/toxicidade , Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios Aferentes/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ácido gama-Aminobutírico/metabolismo , Hormônio Adrenocorticotrópico/sangue , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Arginina Vasopressina/metabolismo , Corticosterona/sangue , Feminino , Desenvolvimento Fetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/induzido quimicamente , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/metabolismo , Glutamato Descarboxilase/metabolismo , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/embriologia , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/metabolismo , Masculino , Neurônios Aferentes/metabolismo , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/embriologia , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/metabolismo , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/embriologia , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Ratos
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Breast Cancer Res ; 22(1): 41, 2020 05 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32370801

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BACKGROUND: In utero endocrine disruption is linked to increased risk of breast cancer later in life. Despite numerous studies establishing this linkage, the long-term molecular changes that predispose mammary cells to carcinogenic transformation are unknown. Herein, we investigated how endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) drive changes within the stroma that can contribute to breast cancer susceptibility. METHODS: We utilized bisphenol A (BPA) as a model of estrogenic endocrine disruption to analyze the long-term consequences in the stroma. Deregulated genes were identified by RNA-seq transcriptional profiling of adult primary fibroblasts, isolated from female mice exposed to in utero BPA. Collagen staining, collagen imaging techniques, and permeability assays were used to characterize changes to the extracellular matrix. Finally, gland stiffness tests were performed on exposed and control mammary glands. RESULTS: We identified significant transcriptional deregulation of adult fibroblasts exposed to in utero BPA. Deregulated genes were associated with cancer pathways and specifically extracellular matrix composition. Multiple collagen genes were more highly expressed in the BPA-exposed fibroblasts resulting in increased collagen deposition in the adult mammary gland. This transcriptional reprogramming of BPA-exposed fibroblasts generates a less permeable extracellular matrix and a stiffer mammary gland. These phenotypes were only observed in adult 12-week-old, but not 4-week-old, mice. Additionally, diethylstilbestrol, known to increase breast cancer risk in humans, also increases gland stiffness similar to BPA, while bisphenol S does not. CONCLUSIONS: As breast stiffness, extracellular matrix density, and collagen deposition have been directly linked to breast cancer risk, these data mechanistically connect EDC exposures to molecular alterations associated with increased disease susceptibility. These alterations develop over time and thus contribute to cancer risk in adulthood.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/patologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Células Estromais/patologia , Animais , Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Estrogênios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos dos fármacos , Matriz Extracelular/imunologia , Feminino , Fibroblastos/imunologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/efeitos dos fármacos , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/imunologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fenóis/toxicidade , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Células Estromais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estromais/imunologia , Transcriptoma
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Chem Biol Interact ; 323: 109076, 2020 May 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32240654

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A growing body of evidence indicates that exposure to nonylphenol (NP), a typical persistent organic pollutant (POP), in early life results in the impairment of the central nervous system (CNS), but the underlying mechanism still remains to be elucidated. High levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the brain have been implicated in the CNS damages. The animal model of exposure to NP in early life was established by maternal gavage during the pregnancy and lactation in the present study. We found that exposure to NP in early life increased the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the rat prefrontal cortex. Interestingly, the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the intestine as well as in the serum were also increased by NP exposure. Furthermore, the increased permeability of intestinal barrier and blood-brain barrier (BBB), two critical barriers in the gut to brain communication, was observed in the rats exposed to NP in early lives. The decreased expression of zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and claudin-1 (CLDN-1), tight junction proteins (TJs) that responsible for maintaining the permeability of intestinal barrier and BBB, was found, which may underlie these increases in permeability. Taken together, these results suggested that the disturbed gut-brain communication may contribute to the increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the prefrontal cortex caused by NP exposure in early life.


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Citocinas/metabolismo , Trato Gastrointestinal/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Fenóis/toxicidade , Córtex Pré-Frontal/metabolismo , Córtex Pré-Frontal/patologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Barreira Hematoencefálica/efeitos dos fármacos , Barreira Hematoencefálica/patologia , Líquido Cefalorraquidiano/metabolismo , Claudina-1/metabolismo , Citocinas/sangue , Feminino , Trato Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Mediadores da Inflamação/sangue , Intestinos/efeitos dos fármacos , Intestinos/patologia , Exposição Materna , Permeabilidade , Córtex Pré-Frontal/efeitos dos fármacos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Proteína da Zônula de Oclusão-1/metabolismo
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 196: 110530, 2020 Jun 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32229328

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T-2 toxin is a kind of group A trichothecenes mycotoxins, frequently detected in various foods and feeds, having high toxic effects on both humans and animals. The present study aims to investigate the toxic effects of T-2 toxin exposure to ICR mice during pregnancy and lactation on liver glycolipid metabolism of young mice. The pregnant mice were given 0, 0.005 and 0.05 mg of T-2 toxin/kg bw daily through oral gavage from late gestation (GD 14) to the lactation (LD 21). Liver and serum samples of the young mice were collected on postnatal day 21 (PND 21), PND 28 and PND 56. The results showed that T-2 toxin increased the contents of triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (T-CHO) and glucose in serum of young mice on PND 21 and PND 28. In addition, obvious lipid droplets of liver in T-2 toxin treatment groups were observed, especially in 0.05 mg group of PND 21and PND 28. Compared with the control group, T-2 treatment also increased the expressions of genes associated with liver glycolipid metabolism, such as PEPCK, Glut2, Fas, Acox1, Hmgcr, PPARα, Srebp1 and CD36. These results demonstrated T-2 toxin exposure to pregnant mice could cause liver glycolipid metabolism disruption in the young mice and the toxic effects weakened on PND 56.


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Glicolipídeos/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Toxina T-2/toxicidade , Animais , Feminino , Lactação , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Gravidez
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Int J Behav Med ; 27(3): 343-356, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32291618

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BACKGROUND: The study examined the association between prenatal tobacco or co-exposure to tobacco and cannabis and children's cortisol reactivity at kindergarten age and the role of child sex, maternal negative mood (depression/perceived stress), and parenting behavior during play interactions as moderators of this association. METHODS: The sample was 238 mother-child dyads (67 tobacco users, 83 co-users of tobacco and cannabis, and 88 non-users). Data used were obtained from pregnancy assessments and six postnatal assessments at 2, 9, 16, 24, and 36 months and kindergarten age. Infant cortisol was measured in response to two laboratory stress paradigms. RESULTS: Co-exposed children had a significantly greater decrease from pre-stressor to post-stressor and overall lower cortisol response compared with non-exposed children. This association was moderated by maternal harshness during play interactions across early childhood. Co-exposed children had flatter cortisol responses regardless of the mother's level of harshness or stress/depression. However, non-exposed children who experienced low harshness had the normative cortisol peak 20 min post-stressor, while non-exposed children with high maternal harshness had a flatter cortisol pattern. Similarly, non-exposed children with more depressed/stressed mothers had higher pre-stressor cortisol levels, while those who experienced low maternal depression/stress had lower pre-stressor cortisol but peaked post-stress. CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that prenatal polysubstance exposure is associated with greater risk for lower cortisol response in children and highlight the role of parenting behavior for non-exposed but not the co-exposed children.


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Hidrocortisona/metabolismo , Uso da Maconha/epidemiologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Uso de Tabaco/epidemiologia , Adulto , Afeto , Pré-Escolar , Depressão/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Mães , Poder Familiar , Gravidez , Adulto Jovem
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