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Oestrogen receptor hijacked

Widespread pollution of the environment by dioxins poses a risk to human health. The mechanism used by these chemicals to alter the body's responses to oestrogens is now being unveiled.

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Figure 1: Dioxins take oestrogen receptors for a ride.

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Brosens, J., Parker, M. Oestrogen receptor hijacked. Nature 423, 487–488 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/423487a

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