The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)
 
 
 
 
 

Endocrine disruptive effects of polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons on intestinal cholecystokinin in rats.

The ubiquitous and persistent nature of polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons (PCAHs) in our environment and the risk of exposure to PCAHs have provoked concern over their potential toxicity. In humans, exposure to PCAHs is aimed chiefly at epithelial cells residing in the intestinal mucosa, because oral intake of contaminated food is a major source of PCAHs. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to examine the effects of chronic exposure to various PCAHs [i.e. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (PeCDF), 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126), and 2,2'4,4'5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-153)], given alone or as mixtures, on intestinal cholecystokinin (CCK) peptide and messenger RNA levels. We show that chronic PCAH treatment significantly lowers intestinal levels of stored CCK peptide. Intestinal CCK messenger RNA levels are not affected. In addition, 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl treatment increased intestinal insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 levels in a dose-related manner. Acute 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin treatment of intestinal CCK cells lowered levels of CCK-processing enzymes (i.e. prohormone convertase-1 and -2). Together, these data indicate that PCAHs may decrease intestinal levels of stored CCK peptide by affecting the intestinal insulin-like growth factor system and CCK processing.[1]

References

  1. Endocrine disruptive effects of polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons on intestinal cholecystokinin in rats. Lee, H.M., He, Q., Englander, E.W., Greeley, G.H. Endocrinology (2000) [Pubmed]
 
WikiGenes - Universities