SYMPOSIUM| Volume 87, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , S35, May 01, 2020

Prenatal Stress in Mice Leads to Microbe-Dependent Alterations in Fetal Microglia

      Studies demonstrate that exposure to prenatal stress can have negative consequences on neurodevelopment and has been linked with psychiatric disorders in the adult offspring. Microglia have emerged as essential players in neurodevelopment, and whether microglia shift to a pro-inflammatory phenotype with prenatal exposures, such as stress, is an open question. In this study we address the contribution of maternal stress in utero on microglia number and function.
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