xenoestrogen


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xenoestrogen

(zē-nō-ĕs-trō'jin),
Any of the by-products of industrial or chemical processing that have estrogenlike effects.
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Inhibition of testicular steroidogenesis by the xenoestrogen bisphenol A is associated with reduced pituitary luteinizing hormone secretion and decreased steroido- genie enzyme gene expression in rat Leydig cells.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are studying how exposures to xenoestrogens (chemical compounds that mimic estrogen) may erode the protective effect of pregnancy on breast cancer development.
Data demonstrate that BPA functions as a xenoestrogen (synthetic estrogen) and changes the expression of the endocrine receptor by binding with them.
Snail populations that have been subjected to xenoestrogens from contaminated effluent may then exhibit increased oviposition once factors such as heavy metal contamination, pH, and dissolved oxygen concentrations have been normalized.
The study by Olea et al (8) initiated concern in the dental community and prompted dental researchers to examine the xenoestrogen threat from bis-GMA-based materials used in dentistry.
The egg yolk protein precursor, vitellogenin (VTG), has been used as a biological indicator for xenoestrogens with fish models (Garcia et al.
In fact, fish serve as barometers of the effects of xenoestrogen contamination in bodies of water.
But despite a different structure, xenoestrogens are able to bind to estrogen receptors.
In certain areas where there's a lot of xenoestrogen contamination, like Long Island, there is a lot more breast cancer.
To date, DES represents the only xenoestrogen that unlocks estrogen-receptor activity even more effectively than the body's own estrogen, estradiol.
It is becoming more and more apparent every day that humans and animals are being exposed to many different xenoestrogen products that may cause major diseases.
We measured the total effective xenoestrogen burden (TEXB) in serum samples using a standardized bioassay for the combined estrogenic effect of mixtures of xenoestrogens (Fernandez et al.