Stability of the conjugated species of environmental phenols and parabens in human serum.

@article{Ye2009StabilityOT,
  title={Stability of the conjugated species of environmental phenols and parabens in human serum.},
  author={Xiaoyun Ye and L Wong and Lily T. Jia and Larry L Grandjean Needham and Antonia M. Calafat},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1160-3}
}
In humans, the metabolism of environmental phenols may include the formation of conjugated species (e.g., glucuronides and sulfates), but the free species-not the conjugated forms-are considered biologically active. Therefore, information on the concentration of these free species in blood or urine could be helpful for risk assessment. Because conjugates could hydrolyze to their corresponding free forms during collection, handling, and storage of biological specimens, information on the… CONTINUE READING