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Epigenetic Manipulation of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Improves Memory Deficiency Induced by Neonatal Anesthesia
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Epigenetic Manipulation of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Improves Memory Deficiency Induced by Neonatal Anesthesia
Submitted on 14 Apr 2018

Mary Laquerre

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Poster Abstract
Each year millions of children require anesthesia for surgical procedures. At this age the brain is still developing, and constantly undergoing changes including: cerebral plasticity, synapse formation, and remodeling of dendritic spines.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor is a biomolecule that plays a role in memory, learning and synaptic plasticity. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor stimulates neuron regrowth (neurogenesis), repair, and maturation.
Exposure to anesthesia at a young age can effect the developing brain leading to neurocognitive dysfunction and memory deficiency manifesting in the adult years of life. Impaired brain-derived neurotrophic factor from neonatal exposure to anesthesia causes memory deficiency. Environmental enrichment causes epigenetic manipulation, restoring brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression, leading to improved cognitive function.


Wu, J., Bie, B., & Naguib, M. (2016). Epigenetic Manipulation of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Improves Memory Deficiency Induced by Neonatal Anesthesia in Rats. Anesthesiology, 124(3), 624-640. doi:10.1097/aln.0000000000000981
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