The effects of phthalate esters on the tryptophan-niacin metabolism.

@article{Fukuwatari2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of phthalate esters on the tryptophan-niacin metabolism.},
  author={Tsutomu Fukuwatari and Seiko Ohsaki and Yuko Suzuki and Sin-ichi Fukuoka and Ryuzo Sasaki and Katsumi Shibata},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={527},
  pages={659-64}
}
Several phthalate esters (PhE), used as a plasticizer for numerous plastic devices, induce liver tumors and testicular atrophy, although the precise nature and mechanism for the action of PhE on these organs have remained unclear. We have previously reported that the administration of a large amount of di(n-butyl)phthalate (DBP) increased the conversion… CONTINUE READING