Effects of Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate on peroxisomes of liver, kidney and brain of lactating rats and their pups.


Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate administered to adult lactating rats, from delivery to weaning, induces modifications of the peroxisomal enzymatic pattern in the liver, kidney and brain of both dams and pups. These modifications are age- and organ-dependent. Biochemical analysis shows that: 1) catalase specific activity is two-fold increased in the liver of both… (More)