G S Maritz

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Western Cape
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Maternal nicotine exposure during gestation and lactation of rats induce microscopic emphysema in the offspring
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 28:391-403. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of fetal growth restriction on lung development before and after birth: a morphometric analysis
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Pediatr Pulmonol 32:201-10. 2001
  3. doi request reprint Perinatal exposure to nicotine and implications for subsequent obstructive lung disease
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Paediatr Respir Rev 14:3-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Tobacco smoking: patterns, health consequences for adults, and the long-term health of the offspring
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville
    Glob J Health Sci 4:62-75. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Are nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline or bupropion options for pregnant mothers to quit smoking? Effects on the respiratory system of the offspring
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Ther Adv Respir Dis 3:193-210. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Early developmental origins of impaired lung structure and function
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    Early Hum Dev 81:763-71. 2005
  7. pmc Life-long programming implications of exposure to tobacco smoking and nicotine before and soon after birth: evidence for altered lung development
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:875-98. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Is maternal copper supplementation during alveolarization protecting the developing rat lung against the adverse effects of maternal nicotine exposure? A morphometric study
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 29:243-60. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Nicotine and lung development
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 84:45-53. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Tomato juice protects the lungs of the offspring of female rats exposed to nicotine during gestation and lactation
    G S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Pediatr Pulmonol 46:976-86. 2011

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Maternal nicotine exposure during gestation and lactation of rats induce microscopic emphysema in the offspring
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 28:391-403. 2002
    ..It is therefore concluded that maternal nicotine exposure induced changes at gene level that renders the lungs of the offspring more susceptible to emphysema-like lesions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of fetal growth restriction on lung development before and after birth: a morphometric analysis
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Pediatr Pulmonol 32:201-10. 2001
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Perinatal exposure to nicotine and implications for subsequent obstructive lung disease
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Paediatr Respir Rev 14:3-8. 2013
    ..Consequently, they are more prone to develop respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema later in life. The use of NRT by pregnant or lactating females is therefore not an appropriate strategy to quit smoking...
  4. doi request reprint Tobacco smoking: patterns, health consequences for adults, and the long-term health of the offspring
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville
    Glob J Health Sci 4:62-75. 2012
    ..Even paternal smoking may have an adverse effect on the health of the offspring since it has been shown that 2nd and 3rd hand smoking have adverse health consequences for those exposed to it...
  5. doi request reprint Are nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline or bupropion options for pregnant mothers to quit smoking? Effects on the respiratory system of the offspring
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Ther Adv Respir Dis 3:193-210. 2009
    ..A more appropriate smoking cessation program will also include a mixture of antioxidant nutrients such as in tomato juice...
  6. ncbi request reprint Early developmental origins of impaired lung structure and function
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    Early Hum Dev 81:763-71. 2005
    ..Ultimately however, a major goal should be to prevent prenatal compromises through clinical monitoring, and in the case of smoking through education, thereby ensuring that each fetus has the best possible environment in which to develop...
  7. pmc Life-long programming implications of exposure to tobacco smoking and nicotine before and soon after birth: evidence for altered lung development
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:875-98. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Is maternal copper supplementation during alveolarization protecting the developing rat lung against the adverse effects of maternal nicotine exposure? A morphometric study
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 29:243-60. 2003
    ..Even though copper reduced the adverse effects of maternal nicotine exposure during this phase of lung development, it did not prevent the induction of microscopic emphysema...
  9. doi request reprint Nicotine and lung development
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 84:45-53. 2008
    ..It is, therefore, not advisable to use nicotine during gestation and lactation...
  10. doi request reprint Tomato juice protects the lungs of the offspring of female rats exposed to nicotine during gestation and lactation
    G S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Pediatr Pulmonol 46:976-86. 2011
    ..All these nicotine-induced structural changes were prevented by supplementing the mother's diet with tomato juice...
  11. doi request reprint Effect of maternal nicotine exposure on neonatal rat lung development: protective effect of maternal ascorbic acid supplementation
    G S Maritz
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 37:57-65. 2011
    ..It is also not advisable to use subcutaneous administration of vitamin C during gestation and lactation to prevent smoke- and nicotine-related effects on the developing lung, and other strategies should be investigated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal copper supplementation protects the neonatal rat lung against the adverse effects of maternal nicotine exposure
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Reprod Fertil Dev 12:97-103. 2000
    ..Copper supplementation during gestation and lactation prevented the adverse effects of maternal nicotine exposure during gestation and lactation on the development of the alveolar region of the rat lung...
  13. ncbi request reprint Influence of maternal nicotine exposure on neonatal rat lung structure: protective effect of ascorbic acid
    G S Maritz
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Bellville, South Africa
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol 117:159-65. 1997
    ..No further increase in cellularity occurred. The reason for this response to ascorbic acid supplementation is under investigation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Maternal nicotine exposure during pregnancy and lactation: I. Effect on glycolysis in the lungs of the offspring
    C Kordom
    Department of Physiological Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 29:79-89. 2003
    ..From the data, it appeared that the inhibition of the flux of glucose through the glycolytic pathway can be attributed to an inhibition of phosphofructokinase...
  15. ncbi request reprint Postnatal expression of cytochrome P450 1A1, 2A3, and 2B1 mRNA in neonatal rat lung: influence of maternal nicotine exposure
    Kareemah Gamieldien
    Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Exp Lung Res 30:121-33. 2004
    ..Maternal nicotine exposure had no influence on CYP1A1 mRNA, but resulted in a marked increase in the expression of CYP2A3 mRNA and CYP2B1 mRNA. The higher levels of CYP2A3 mRNA and CYP2B1 mRNA were maintained after weaning...
  16. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth restriction has long-term effects on postnatal lung structure in sheep
    Gert S Maritz
    Department of Physiology, University of the West Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Pediatr Res 55:287-95. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Critical review: nicotine for the fetus, the infant and the adolescent?
    K H Ginzel
    J Health Psychol 12:215-24. 2007
    ..Hence, the use of nicotine, whose efficacy in treating nicotine addiction is controversial even in adults, must be strictly avoided in pregnancy, breastfeeding, childhood and adolescence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Alveolar epithelial cell differentiation and surfactant protein expression after mild preterm birth in sheep
    Foula Sozo
    Department of Physiology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
    Pediatr Res 59:151-6. 2006
    ..We conclude that mild preterm birth alters the normal postnatal changes in type I and II cell proportions but does not severely affect SP gene expression...