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Progress in Research on Brain Development and Function of Mice During Weaning

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 7 ]

Author(s):

Wenjie Zhang, Yueling Zhang, Yuanjia Zheng, Mingxuan Zheng, Nannan Sun*, Xiaoying Yang* and Yong Gao*   Pages 705 - 712 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Lactation is a critical phase for brain function development. New dietary experiences of mouse caused by weaning can regulate brain development and function, increase their response to food and environment, and eventually give rise to corresponding behavioral changes. Changes in weaning time induce the alteration of brain tissues morphology and molecular characteristics, glial cell activity and behaviors in the offspring. In addition, it is also sensitive to the intervention of environment and drugs during this period. That is to say, the study focused on brain development and function based on mouse weaning is critical to demonstrate the underlying pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric diseases and find new drug targets. This article mainly focuses on the developmental differentiation of the brain during lactation, especially during weaning in mice.

Keywords:

Wean, brain development, behavioral changes, neuron, glial cell, lactation.

Affiliation:

The First Clinical College, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Department of Operating Theatre, Binzhou People's Hospital, Binzhou, South China Research Center for Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Medical College of Acu-Moxi and Rehabilitation, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Department of Pathogen Biology and Immunology, Xuzhou Medical University and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Immunity and Metabolism, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Department of Pathogen Biology and Immunology, Xuzhou Medical University and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Immunity and Metabolism, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, College of PIWEI institute, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou

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