Year: 2014 Source: Nature Neuroscience.(2004).7(8):847 - 854.doi:10.1038/nn1276 SIEC No: 20140587

Here we report that increased pup licking and grooming (LG) and arched-back nursing (ABN) by rat mothers altered the offspring epigenome at a glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene promoter in the hippocampus. Offspring of mothers that showed high levels of LG and ABN were found to have differences in DNA methylation, as compared to offspring of ‘low-LG-ABN’ mothers.

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