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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Assessment of total effective xenoestrogen burden in adipose tissue and identification of chemicals responsible for the combined estrogenic effect.
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.
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 principal metabolite derived from DDT is called DDE, a xenoestrogen that lingers in fat deposits in the human body for decades.
The xenoestrogen peril is not yet front-page news, but it would come as no surprise to Rachel Carson, the early environmentalist who in 1962 first pointed an accusing finger at DDT.
SS: A xenoestrogen is like the molecule of estrogen we have floating around in our body--normally it attaches to an estrogen receptor site.
To date, DES represents the only xenoestrogen that unlocks estrogen-receptor activity even more effectively than the body's own estrogen, estradiol.
In Inuit, we found an inverse association between the xenohormone transactivity and lipPOP serum concentrations using the MVLN cell line, as in the present study, for xenoestrogen determination (Kruger et al.
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.