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2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a high affinity ligand for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). In this study, we investigated structure-dependent differences in activation of the AhR by a series of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons. TCDD, 1,2,3,7,8-pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (PeCDD), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF),(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine if workers exposed to dioxins in pentachlorophenol (PCP) manufacturing were at increased risk of death from specific causes. METHODS We examined death rates among 773 workers exposed to chlorinated dioxins during PCP manufacturing from 1937 to 1980 using serum dioxin evaluations to estimate exposures to five dioxins. (More)
Wild mink (Mustela vison) living along the Tittabawassee River in central Michigan exhibit elevated hepatic and dietary polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF) concentrations exceeding mink-specific, literature-reported toxicity reference values (TRVs) on a toxicity equivalents basis. However, no apparent effects on individuals or population are evident,(More)
Treatment of immature female Sprague-Dawley rats with 17 beta-estradiol (5 micrograms/animal) resulted in an increase in uterine epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor binding activity. Moreover, in a separate study it was also shown that 17 beta-estradiol increased steady-state levels of rat uterine EGF receptor mRNA as determined by Northern analysis. In(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and the relatively non-toxic selective aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) modulator 6-methyl-1,3,8-trichlorodibenzo-furan (MCDF) induced CYP1A1-dependent ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase activity and inhibited proliferation of seven estrogen receptor (ER) negative breast cancer cell lines. MCDF, TCDD and structurally(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) stimulated the growth and [3H]thymidine uptake in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells grown in serum- and growth factor-inactivated serum-containing media. Cotreatment of the cells with IGF-I plus 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) resulted in a significant decrease in mitogen-induced cell proliferation and(More)
The human ovarian carcinoma cell lines PE01, PE04, and PE06 express the estrogen receptor and studies with the PE04 cells have shown that tamoxifen inhibits 17 beta-estradiol-induced proliferation. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a broad spectrum antiestrogen which works through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Incubation of the three cell lines(More)
The human ovarian carcinoma cell lines PE01, PE04, and PE06 express the estrogen receptor and studies with the PE04 cells have shown that tamoxifen inhibits 17ß-estradiol-induced proliferation. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlo-rodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a broad spectrum antiestrogen which works through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Incubation of the three cell lines(More)
The human ovarian carcinoma cell lines PE01, PE04, and PE06 express the estrogen receptor and studies with the PE04 cells have shown that tamoxifen inhibits 17ß-estradiol-induced proliferation. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlo-rodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a broad spectrum antiestrogen which works through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Incubation of the three cell lines(More)
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