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BACKGROUND 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE47) is the dominant PBDE congener in humans, wildlife, and the environment. It has been reported to be metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. Still, the effects of BDE47 on spermatogenesis failure are attracting an increasing amount of attention. However, it is unclear whether CYP-mediated metabolism(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the metabolites of polybrominated diphenyl ether 99 (BDE-99) and its related cytochrome P450s in an in vitro system. METHODS Rat primary hepatocytes were isolated and treated with BDE-99 for 24-72 h. Metabolites were then extracted from the hepatocytes and media, and detected by GC/MS. Several mRNAs of metabolic enzymes were also(More)
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