Uterus estrogen receptors' binding capacity is reduced in rat if exposed by benzpyrene neonatally

G. Csaba, A. Inczefi-Gonda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Developmental Physiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Physiology

Cite this