Atrazine Binds to the Growth Hormone–Releasing Hormone Receptor and Affects Growth Hormone Gene Expression

@inproceedings{Fakhouri2010AtrazineBT,
  title={Atrazine Binds to the Growth Hormone–Releasing Hormone Receptor and Affects Growth Hormone Gene Expression},
  author={Walid D Fakhouri and Joseph L. Nu{\~n}ez and Frances Trail},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Atrazine (ATR), a commonly used herbicide in the United States, is widely distributed in water and soil because of its mobility through ecosystems and its persistence in the environment. ATR has been associated with defects in sexual development in animals, but studies on mammalian systems have failed to clearly identify a cellular target. OBJECTIVES Our goal in this study was to identify a ligand-binding receptor for ATR in pituitary cells that may explain the mechanism of action… CONTINUE READING
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