Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 19th, 2005
Karolinska Institute researchers "investigated the role played by beta 2-containing neuronal nicotinic receptors [nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs)] in mediating nicotine's side effects in the fetus and newborn."
G. Cohen and colleagues described their procedure: "Pregnant WT and mutant mice lacking the 132 nAChR subunit were implanted with osmotic minipumps that delivered either water or a controlled dose of nicotine. Subsequently, we compared the development of the sympathoadrenal system and breathing and...
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