Phytoestrogen signaling and symbiotic gene activation are disrupted by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

  title={Phytoestrogen signaling and symbiotic gene activation are disrupted by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.},
  author={Jennifer E. Fox and Marta Starcevic and Phillip Eugene Jones and Matthew E. Burow and J A McLachlan},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={672 - 677}
Some organochlorine pesticides and other synthetic chemicals mimic hormones in representatives of each vertebrate class, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. These compounds are called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Similarly, hormonelike signaling has also been observed when vertebrates are exposed to plant chemicals called phytoestrogens. Previous research has shown the mechanism of action for EDCs and phytoestrogens is as unintended ligands for the estrogen… CONTINUE READING
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