Jürgen Hany

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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are lipophilic industrial chemicals which are regularly detected in human breast milk, serum, and tissues. They possess hormone-modulating properties, and, when transferred transplacentally to the developing fetus, PCBs have been shown to induce persistent sex-specific neurobehavioral deficits. Interactions of PCBs with sex(More)
The present study has compared the neurobehavioral effects of two structurally different PCB congeners or their combination in rats. Time-mated Long-Evans rats received daily injections of the coplanar PCB 77 (3,4 3',4'-TCB: 0.5 or 1.5 mg/kg), the di-ortho-chlorinated PCB 47 (2,4,2',4'-TCB: 1.5 mg/kg) or a congener mixture (0.5 mg/kg PCB 77 + 1.0 mg/kg PCB(More)
In a previous experiment, maternal exposure to a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture reconstituted according to the congener pattern found in human breast milk resulted in decreased aromatase activity in the brain of newborn male rats, together with feminization of sweet preference behavior in adult male littermates. Both mixtures led to similar(More)
The neurotoxic potential of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) depends on the structure of the congener as well as on the age of the exposure. We exposed rats prenatally to a coplanar congener (PCB-77) or to a non-coplanar congener (PCB-47) and measured the amount of long-term potentiation (LTP) at postnatal days 11-19 in the visual cortex and hippocampus.(More)
Previous studies revealed effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other polyhalogenated hydrocarbons on steroid hormone levels and hormone-dependent functions including behavior. In the present study serum concentrations of the vitamin D(3) metabolites 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-D) and 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25-D) were determined in rat(More)
The purpose of the present experiment was to evaluate the effects of developmental exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the visual system. Pregnant Long-Evans rats were treated with the ortho-chlorinated 2,2',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl and/or with the coplanar 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl. Total dose of PCBs was 18 mg/kg in all groups.(More)
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