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Chlordecone

Known as: Chlordecone [Chemical/Ingredient], 1,3,4-Metheno-2H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalen-2-one, 1,1a,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-decachlorooctahydro-, Decachlorooctahydro-kepone-2-one 
A very stable, colorless, odorless, synthetic chlorinated polycyclic hydrocarbon that is a degradation product of Mirex. Chlordecone has been used as… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Chlordecone is a persistent organochlorine pesticide that was used in the French West Indies until the early 1990s for banana… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
BACKGROUND The insecticide chlordecone was extensively used in the French West Indies to control banana root borer. Its… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
PURPOSE Determining whether environmental estrogens are associated with the risk of prostate cancer may have important… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Chlordecone was applied between 1972 and 1993 in banana fields of the French West Indies. This resulted in long-term pollution of… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The rat, mouse and human estrogen receptor (ER) exists as two subtypes, ERα and ERβ, which differ in the C-terminal ligand… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The rat, mouse and human estrogen receptor (ER) exists as two subtypes, ER alpha and ER beta, which differ in the C-terminal… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The aldo-keto reductases (AKRs) represent a growing oxidoreductase superfamily. Forty proteins have been identified and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Estrogenic pesticides such as DDT and chlordecone generate deleterious reproductive effects. An "in culture" bioassay was used to… Expand
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Highly Cited
1979
Highly Cited
1979
The chlorinated insecticide chlordecone (Kepone) interacts with the estrogen receptor system in the rat uterus in vitro and in… Expand
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Highly Cited
1978
Highly Cited
1978
Industrial workers exposed to the organochlorine pesticide, chlordecone (Kepone), had signs of toxicity in several organs. The… Expand
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