Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Damage to the Developing Nervous System

Goodlett, Charles R.; Horn, Kristin H.
September 2001
Alcohol Research & Health;2001, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p175
Academic Journal
Examines the mechanisms underlying alcohol's direct effects on the fetus. Challenges associated with the presence of multiple mechanisms; Role of animal and in vitro models in studying alcohol effects on fetal development. INSETS: GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC TECHNIQUES USED TO STUDY ALCOHOL'S HARMFUL;EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM;RETINOIC ACID'S POSSIBLE LINK TO FAS'S DISTINCT FACIAL FEATURES.


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