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Some environmental contaminants interact with hormones and may exert adverse consequences as a result of their actions as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Exposure in people is typically a result of contamination of the food chain, inhalation of contaminated house dust or occupational exposure. EDCs include pesticides and herbicides (such as(More)
The impact of stress is widely recognized in the etiology of multiple disorders. In particular, psychological stress may increase the risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, and mood disorders. Several genes are considered potential candidates to account for the deleterious consequences of stress and recent data point to role of Vgf. VGF mRNA is(More)
Tributyltin (TBT) is a largely diffused environmental pollutant, banned from paints in the European Union from 2003. However, the level of TBT (and other organotins) in food, particularly fish and shellfish, remains still high. Several studies demonstrated that TBT is involved in the development of obesity, via peripheral action, but currently, there are(More)
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are molecules that interfere with endocrine signaling pathways and produce adverse consequences on animal and human physiology, such as infertility or behavioral alterations. Some EDC act through binding to androgen or/and estrogen receptors primarily operating through a genomic mechanism regulating gene expression. This(More)
Tributyltin (TBT), a pesticide used in antifouling paints, is toxic for aquatic invertebrates. In vertebrates, TBT may act in obesogen- inducing adipogenetic gene transcription for adipocyte differentiation. In a previous study, we demonstrated that acute administration of TBT induces c-fos expression in the arcuate nucleus. Therefore, in this study, we(More)
REVAL Rehabilitation and Health Care Research Centre, PHL University College, Guffenslaan 39, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. 2 Expertise Centre for Digital Media, Hasselt University and transnationale University Limburg, Wetenschapspark 2, B3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University, Universiteitssingel 50, NL-6229 ER(More)
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