Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Implications of maternal nutrient restriction in transgenerational programming of hypertension and endothelial dysfunction across F1-F3 offspring
Authors: Ponzio, Beatriz Felice [UNIFESP]
Carvalho, Maria Helena Catelli
Fortes, Zuleica Bruno
Franco, Maria do Carmo Pinho [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Keywords: Maternal nutrient restriction
Blood pressure
Vascular reactivity
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2012
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Life Sciences. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V., v. 90, n. 15-16, p. 571-577, 2012.
Abstract: Aims: An extensive variety of prenatal insults are associated with an increased incidence of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in adult life. We previously demonstrated that maternal global nutrient restriction during pregnancy leads to increased blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction in the adult offspring. This study aimed to assess whether prenatal exposure to nutritional insult has transgenerational effects in F-2 and F-3 offspring.Main methods: for this, female Wistar rats were randomly divided into two groups on day 1 of pregnancy: a control group fed standard chow ad libitum and a restricted group fed 50% of the ad libitum intake throughout gestation. At delivery, all animals were fed a standard laboratory chow diet. At 11 weeks of age, one female and one male from each restricted litter were randomly selected and mated with rats from another restricted litters in order to generate the F-2 offspring. the same procedure produced F-3 generation. Similarly, the rats in the control group were bred for each generation.Key Findings: Our findings show that the deleterious effects of maternal nutrient restriction to which the F-0 mothers were exposed may not be limited to the male first generation. in fact, we found that elevated blood pressure, an impaired vasodilatory response to acetylcholine and alterations in NO production were all transferred to the subsequent males from F-2 and F-3 generations.Significance: Our data show that global nutrient restriction during pregnancy results in a specific phenotype that can be passed transgenerationally to a second and third generation. (c) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0024-3205
Other Identifiers:
Appears in Collections:Artigo

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
WOS000303275400002.pdf701.49 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.