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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are among the most ubiquitously detectable 'persistent organic pollutants'. In contrast to 'dioxinlike' (DL) PCBs, less is known about the molecular mode of action of the larger group of the 'non-dioxinlike' (NDL) PCBs. Owing to the life-long exposure of the human population, a carcinogenic, i.e., tumor-promoting potency of(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a highly toxic persistent organic pollutant. Most of the toxic effects of TCDD are believed to be mediated by high-affinity binding to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and subsequent effects on gene transcription and protein expression. TCDD causes cancer in multiple tissues in different animal species and is(More)
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