Chronic Exposure to the Herbicide, Atrazine, Causes Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance

@article{Lim2009ChronicET,
  title={Chronic Exposure to the Herbicide, Atrazine, Causes Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance},
  author={Soo Jung Lim and Sun Young Ahn and In Chan Song and Myung Hee Chung and Hak Chul Jang and Kyong Soo Park and K Lee and Youngmi Kim Pak and Hong Kyu Lee},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={1140 - 2}
}
There is an apparent overlap between areas in the USA where the herbicide, atrazine (ATZ), is heavily used and obesity-prevalence maps of people with a BMI over 30. Given that herbicides act on photosystem II of the thylakoid membrane of chloroplasts, which have a functional structure similar to mitochondria, we investigated whether chronic exposure to low concentrations of ATZ might cause obesity or insulin resistance by damaging mitochondrial function. Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 48) were… CONTINUE READING
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