The estrogen receptor of the gastropod Nucella lapillus: modulation following exposure to an estrogenic effluent?

@article{Castro2007TheER,
  title={The estrogen receptor of the gastropod Nucella lapillus: modulation following exposure to an estrogenic effluent?},
  author={L Filipe C Castro and C Melo and Raymonde Guillot and I F Mendes and Sandro F. Queiros and Daniela Delwing- de Lima and Maria Armanda Reis-Henriques and M M Santos},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={465-8}
}
The molecular targets of estrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals have been studied in detail in vertebrates. The lack of basic endocrine knowledge impairs similar approaches for invertebrates. Evidence indicates that the signalling pathways of invertebrates may also be a target of estrogenic chemicals (ECs). In fact, the exposure to effluents containing ECs has been reported to impact mollusc reproduction. Despite the reported estrogen independence of the mollusc nuclear estrogen receptor (ER… CONTINUE READING