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Cigarette smoke exposure during prenatal and early postnatal periods increases the incidence of a variety of abnormal behaviors later in life. The purpose of this study was to identify the possible critical period of susceptibility to cigarette smoke exposure and evaluate the possibe effects of cigarette smoke during early life on brain-derived neurotrophic factor/neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor B signaling in the brain.

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Xiao, Lan., Kish, Vincent L., Benders, Katherine M., & Wu, Zhong-Xin. (2016). Prenatal And Early Postnatal Exposure To Cigarette Smoke Decreases Bdnf/Trkb Signaling And Increases Abnormal Behaviors Later In Life. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology / Official Scientific Journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 19(5), pyv117.