Cadmium's disguise dupes the estrogen receptor

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Abstract

Cadmium is a toxic environmental pollutant that has worrisome estrogenic effects in cell culture. New data from rats show that cadmium can act as an estrogen mimic in the whole animal, inducing conditions ranging from uterine hyperplasia to early onset of puberty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1001
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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