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Research Article

Fetal Nicotine Exposure Increases Preference for Nicotine Odor in Early Postnatal and Adolescent, but Not Adult, Rats

  • Nicole M. Mantella,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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  • Paul F. Kent,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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  • Steven L. Youngentob mail

    youngens@upstate.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America, State University of New York Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center, Syracuse and Binghamton, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: December 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084989

About the Authors

Nicole M. Mantella, Steven L. Youngentob
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Paul F. Kent
Department of Neurology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Steven L. Youngentob
State University of New York Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center, Syracuse and Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: youngens@upstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NM PK SY. Performed the experiments: NM SY. Analyzed the data: NM PK SY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PK. Wrote the manuscript: NM PK SY.