We have recently taken advantage of a new limited access model of binge-like ethanol intake to expose pregnant C57BL6/J mice to ethanol for 2 hours each day throughout gestation. Daily maternal ethanol intakes of 5-6 g/kg produced a number of behavioral deficits in adult and adolescent offspring. In particular, hypnotic sensitivity to ethanol was reduced at postnatal day (P) 30 and P90 (p<0.01) possibly suggesting that prenatal ethanol exposure alters the normal development GABAA receptor systems. The goals of this proposal are to (1) determine whether maternal DID alters hypnotic and GABAA receptor sensitivity to several drugs with actions at the receptor and (2) to examine the expression of various GABAA receptor subunits in the adolescent and adult offspring of these mice.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50AA017823-05
Application #
8537110
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAA1-BB)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$10,892
Indirect Cost
$2,909
Name
State University of NY, Binghamton
Department
Type
DUNS #
090189965
City
Binghamton
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
13902
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