Author(s): Oenga GN, Spink DC, Carpenter DO
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Abstract The effects on cell proliferation of arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists in estrogen-responsive T47D and ZR-75-1 cells were investigated. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and the non-ortho-substituted polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners, PCB 77, PCB 81, PCB 126, and PCB 169 each inhibited 17beta-estradiol (E(2))-stimulated cell proliferation in a dose-responsive manner. In the absence of added E(2), TCDD, PCB 77, PCB 81, and PCB 169 had no significant effect on cell proliferation, while PCB 126 at high concentrations caused slight elevations. The order of effective inhibition of E(2)-stimulated cell proliferation by the PCB congeners was: PCB 81>PCB 126 approximately = PCB 169>PCB 77. In the comparative literature, mammalian TEFs for these congeners toxic potency are in the order: PCB 126>PCB 169>PCB 81 approximately = PCB 77 [Organohalogen Compd. 34 (1997) 237]. Our results thus show an unexpected different pattern for the inhibitory effects of PCBs congeners on E(2)-mediated cell proliferation.
This article was published in Toxicol In Vitro
and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science