Effects of prenatal chlordecone on sexually differentiated behavior in adult rats.

@article{Laessig2007EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prenatal chlordecone on sexually differentiated behavior in adult rats.},
  author={Susan A Laessig and Anthony P. Auger and Margaret M McCarthy and Ellen Kovner Silbergeld},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={255-63}
}
In rodents, exposure to estrogens during early development masculinizes the structure and function of the brain. The effects of early exposure to estrogens or estrogenic compounds can be evaluated by neurobehavioral testing after puberty. In this study, the effect of developmental exposure to the chlorinated pesticide, chlordecone (CD) on sexually differentiated behaviors in adults was investigated because CD binds to estrogen receptors and causes estrogenic effects in the reproductive tract of… CONTINUE READING

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