Assessing the receptor-mediated activity of PAHs using AhR-, ERα- and PPARγ- CALUX bioassays

Last updated on 13-1-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are a complex group of organic compounds, consisting of at least three fused aromatic rings, which are formed during combustion of organic matter. While some PAHs have been reported to have carcinogenic and/or mutagenic properties, another possible negative health impact is their endocrine disrupting potential. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine both the agonistic and antagonistic endocrine activity of 9 environmentally relevant PAHs using three different CALUX bioassays: The AhR-CALUX, The ERα-CALUX and PPARγ-CALUX. For the PPARγ-CALUX …

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