Journal article

Periconceptional ethanol exposure induces a sex specific diuresis and increase in AQP2 and AVPR2 in the kidneys of aged rat offspring

Emily S Dorey, Sarah L Walton, Jacinta Kalisch-Smith, Tamara M Paravicini, Emelie M Gardebjer, Kristy A Weir, Reetu R Singh, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Stephen T Anderson, Mary E Wlodek, Karen M Moritz

Physiological Reports | WILEY | Published : 2019


Maternal alcohol consumption can impair renal development and program kidney dysfunction in offspring. Given that most women who drink alcohol cease consumption upon pregnancy recognition, we aimed to investigate the effect of alcohol around the time of conception (PC:EtOH) on offspring renal development and function. Rats received a liquid diet ±12.5% v/v ethanol from 4 days before to 4 days after mating. At postnatal day 30, nephron number was assessed. Urine flow and electrolyte (Na, K, Cl) excretion was measured at 6 and 19 months and blood pressure at 12 months. At 19 months, kidneys were collected for gene and protein analysis and assessment of collecting duct length. At postnatal day ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by a research grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1046137). ED, JKS, SW were each funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award. KM was funded by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (APP1078164).