Endocrine Disruption and Human Health by Philippa D. Darbre

By Philippa D. Darbre

Endocrine Disruption and Human Health begins with an summary of what endocrine disruptors are, the problems surrounding them, and the resource of those chemical substances within the environment. this can be via an summary of the mechanisms of motion and assay platforms. The 3rd part contains chapters written through experts on various points of outrage for the results of endocrine disruption on human health and wellbeing. ultimately, the authors examine the chance overview of endocrine disruptors and the pertinent legislation built via the european, the U.S. FDA, in addition to achieve and NGOs. The publication has been written for researchers and learn clinicians attracted to studying in regards to the activities of endocrine disruptors and present facts justifying issues for human wellbeing and fitness yet comes in handy for these drawing close the topic for the 1st time, graduate scholars, and complicated undergraduate students.

  • Provides readers with entry to a number of info from the fundamental mechanisms and assays to state of the art learn investigating issues for human health
  • Presents a complete, translational examine all facets of endocrine disruption and its results on human health
  • Offers information at the threat evaluate of endocrine disruptors and present proper regulatory considerations

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2 Can Binding of a Compound to ER Regulate Estrogen-Responsive Gene Expression in Cells In Vitro? 59 Endocrine Disruption and Human Health. 5 Environmental Estrogens 63 66 67 68 68 References 70 49 © 2015 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 50 3. Disrupters of Estrogen Action and Synthesis Abstract This chapter gives an overview of the mechanisms of estrogen action and describes assay strategies to determine how and where environmental chemicals might mimic or interfere in these processes. At a molecular level, environmental compounds may compete with estrogen for binding to intracellular estrogen receptors (ERs), leading to effects on gene expression (genomic action).

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