alexa Dioxins and the Ah receptor.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Silbergeld EK, Gasiewicz TA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Despite continuing controversies related to public policy, information on the molecular biology of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) has advanced significantly over the past decade. Current understanding of the biological mechanisms of TCDD action is based upon the interactions of TCDD with a genetically expressed cytosolic macromolecule that functions as a receptor in many cells across many species. The Ah receptor recognizes TCDD and structurally similar molecules and serves as the transducing step whereby TCDD alters gene expression through the association of the TCDD:receptor complex with specific TCDD-responsive elements on the genome. Understanding these molecular events and their relevance to the organ-level manifestations of TCDD toxicity may be critical to formulating scientifically based assessments of the risk of TCDD exposure.
This article was published in Am J Ind Med and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 6th World Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy
    Sep 5-6, 2017 London, UK
  • 6th World Congress on Biopolymers
    September 7-9, 2017 Paris, France
  • 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
    October 19-21, 2017 San Francisco, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version