During the critical period of receptor maturation within the first 5 days after birth female rats were treated with benzpyrene three times and their uterus estrogen receptor characteristic were examined in adulthood. Estrogen receptor density decreased significantly. There was no alteration in receptor affinity. Present experiment draws attention to the disadvantageous effect of aromatic hydrocarbons coming from the polluted air on steroid receptor development.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Developmental Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental Biology