Published in Proteomics Weekly, May 30th, 2005
"Epidemiological studies have shown that maternal infection can increase the risk for mental illness in the offspring," wrote L.M. Shi and colleagues, CALTECH.
"In a mouse model of maternal respiratory infection with influenza virus, the adult offspring display striking behavioral, pharmacological and histological abnormalities. Although influenza primarily infects the respiratory system, there are reports of viral mRNA and protein in the fetus of infected pregnant animals.
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