Sari A Myllymäki

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Exposure of adult male animals to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) decreases serum androgen concentrations. Reduction in androgen levels after maternal exposure has also been reported, but these results have not been reproduced. We have earlier shown that TCDD stimulates rather than inhibits testosterone synthesis in the prenatal rat testis. The(More)
Phenolic compounds, such as 4-tert-octylphenol (OP), have been shown to interfere with rat ovarian steroidogenesis. However, little is known about steroidogenic effects of infantile OP exposure on immature ovary. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of infantile OP exposure on plasma FSH, LH, estradiol, and progesterone levels in(More)
In the present study, we evaluated the effects that 4-tert-octylphenol (OP) and 4-tert-butylphenol (BP) had on the prenatal testicular testosterone surge at embryonic day (ED) 19.5 in the rat. In utero exposure to alkylphenols (0.1-100 mg/kg maternal weight) on EDs 13.5, 15.5, and 17.5 did not decrease testicular testosterone content, whereas exposure to(More)
TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) has a potency to induce decreased fertility and structural reproductive anomalies in male and female mammals. While the activity profile of sex steroid hormone production distinctly differs in developing males and females, we wanted to analyze sex-specific effects of TCDD introduced in utero and via lactation on(More)
Isolated rat ovarian follicles grow and produce steroid hormones in vitro and so provide a good model for studying the effects of hormonally active compounds on follicular steroidogenesis. We have evaluated the effects of diethylstilbestrol (DES), genistein (GEN) and two alkylphenols, 4-tert-butylphenol (BP) and 4-tert-octylphenol (OP) on the growth,(More)
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