Maternal Exercise during Pregnancy Increases BDNF Levels and Cell Numbers in the Hippocampal Formation but Not in the Cerebral Cortex of Adult Rat Offspring

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Silva, Sérgio Gomes da; Almeida, Alexandre Aparecido de; Fernandes, Jansen; Lopim, Glauber Menezes; Cabral, Francisco Romero; Scerni, Débora Amado; Oliveira-Pinto, Ana Virgínia de; Lent, Roberto; Arida, Ricardo Mario; Chapouthier, Georges;
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Clinical evidence has shown that physical exercise during pregnancy may alter brain devel- opment and improve cognitive function of offspring. However, the mechanisms through which maternal exercise might promote such effects are not well understood. The present study e... View more
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