Vitellogenin detection in Caiman latirostris (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae): a tool to assess environmental estrogen exposure in wildlife

@article{Rey2005VitellogeninDI,
  title={Vitellogenin detection in Caiman latirostris (Crocodylia: Alligatoridae): a tool to assess environmental estrogen exposure in wildlife},
  author={Florencia Rey and Jorge Guillermo Ramos and Cora Stoker and Leonardo E. Bussmann and Enrique Hugo Luque and M{\'o}nica M Mu{\~n}oz-de-Toro},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2005},
  volume={176},
  pages={243-251}
}
Environmental pollution with endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) has adverse effects on the ecosystem’s health. Caiman latirostris are widely distributed in South American aquatic ecosystems. Caimans have physiological and ecological characteristics that make them particularly vulnerable to EDCs exposure and suitable candidate as a sentinel species. Vitellogenin (Vtg) is a yolk pre-cursor protein synthesized by the liver of non-mammalian vertebrates and induced in response to estrogen… CONTINUE READING

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