Elevated organochlorines in the brain-hypothalamic-pituitary complex of intersexual shovelnose sturgeon.

@article{Koch2006ElevatedOI,
  title={Elevated organochlorines in the brain-hypothalamic-pituitary complex of intersexual shovelnose sturgeon.},
  author={Brian T Koch and James E. Garvey and Jing You and Michael J Lydy},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1689-97}
}
Organochlorine compounds (OCs), including polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides, were used on lands adjacent to the Middle Mississippi River (MMR; USA) from 1930 through 1988, and they continue to occur in MMR fish. These compounds are estrogenic and/or antiandrogenic, and they alter hormone production and reception within the brain and gonads of male fish, resulting in intersexuality and/or suppressed gonadal development. To assess how OCs affect reproduction of MMR fish, we… CONTINUE READING