Kristina Schaedlich

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The present study examined the effects in mice of exposure to di(2-ethyl-hexyl) phthalate (DEHP) throughout pregnancy and lactation on the development and function of the pituitary-gonadal axis in male and female offspring once they have attained adulthood. Groups of two to three dams were exposed with the diet from gestational d 0.5 until the end of(More)
BACKGROUND Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and its metabolites are known to affect lipid metabolism and adipogenesis, mainly by activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). Exposure to DEHP has been linked with testicular impairment and male subfertility. However, the effects of DEHP on female reproductive health and metabolism have(More)
Evidence is accumulating that environmental chemicals (ECs) including endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) can alter female reproductive development, fertility and onset of menopause. While not as clearly defined as in the male, this set of abnormalities may constitute an Ovarian Dysgenesis Syndrome with at least some origins of the syndrome arising during(More)
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is the most common plasticizer in plastic devices of everyday use. It is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and primarily known to impair male gonadal development and fertility. Studies concerning the long-term effects of prenatal DEHP exposure on certain diseases [The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease paradigm(More)
Several studies indicate that in utero and perinatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) induces adverse reproductive effects, but it remains unclear whether such effects may be transmitted to subsequent generations. We therefore investigated the association between maternal exposure to PCBs and reproductive health in male and female offspring over(More)
We investigated the effects of maternal exposure to the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and the organic industrial compounds polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), singly and combined, on the reproductive function of male mouse offspring. Mice dams were exposed throughout pregnancy and lactation to 1μg PCBs (101+118)/kg/day, 50μg DEHP/kg/day, or(More)
Because of the increasing incidence of worldwide obesity, cell culture models which enable the study of adipose tissue development are of particular importance. The murine embryonic stem cell (ESC) line CGR8 differentiates into adipocytes with a differentiation efficiency of up to 15%. A critical step for the analysis of stem cell-derived adipogenesis is(More)
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