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Exposure to environmental contaminants known as endocrine disruptors (EDs) alters the development and function of reproductive organs in several species. Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogenic chemical that leaches from dental materials and plastic food and beverage containers. BPA has been found in sewage, surface and drinking water, and therefore poses a(More)
Lymphocytes express cell surface molecules, termed homing receptors, that mediate their selective attachment to specialized high endothelial venules found within secondary lymphoid organs. Previous work has demonstrated that the adhesive interaction between lymphocytes and the endothelium of peripheral lymph nodes appears to involve a lectin-like activity.(More)
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) in utero has been shown to induce alterations in the prostate of 30-d-old Wistar rats. Herein, we examine both the time course of BPA action on the rat prostate and the effects of BPA on the male hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. This was achieved by exposing rats to BPA in utero, followed by immunohistochemistry and(More)
We hypothesized that neonatal xenoestrogen exposure affects the ovarian follicular dynamics in lambs. Female lambs were exposed from postnatal day (PND) 1-14 to low doses of diethylstilbestrol (DES) or bisphenol A (BPA). At PND 30, the follicular dynamics and ovarian biomarkers (ERα, ERβ, AR, Ki67, p27) were evaluated. Lambs exposed to DES or BPA showed a(More)
Human and wildlife are exposed at critical periods of development to endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDC) that may be responsible for reproductive disorders. To test the hypothesis that in ovum exposure to EDC at a critical period for gonadal organogenesis alters post-hatching folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis in Caiman latirostris, we studied the impact(More)
We evaluated whether exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) disrupts neonatal follicle development in rats. From postnatal day 1 (PND1) to PND7, pups received corn oil (control), diethylstilbestrol (DES20: 20 μg/kg-d, DES0.2: 0.2 μg/kg-d), or BPA (BPA20: 20mg/kg-d, BPA0.05: 0.05 mg/kg-d). We examined follicular dynamics, multioocyte follicles (MOFs) incidence,(More)
Ripening and dilation of the rat cervix at term involves a widespread reduction in the density and organization of collagen fibers following a polymorphonuclear eosinophilic invasion. These are hormonally regulated events; however, the correlation between hormonal milieu and these morphological changes is not well understood. To investigate the role of(More)
Ripening of the rat cervix involves widespread collagenolysis that follows an eosinophilic leukocyte infiltration. The hormonal control of these events is not well understood. The aims of this study were to investigate the mechanism through which progesterone (P) and 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) modulate eosinophilic invasion and to determine if this event is(More)
Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are compounds that interfere with hormone regulation and influence mammary carcinogenesis. We have previously demonstrated that the pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) acts as an ED in vitro, since it induces human breast cancer cells proliferation through estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) pathway. In this work, we studied the effects of CPF(More)