Chronic exposure to a low dose of ingested petroleum disrupts corticosterone receptor signalling in a tissue-specific manner in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus).

Romero, L. Michael.
Lattin, Christine R.
2014

Stress-induced concentrations of glucocorticoid hormones (including corticosterone, CORT) can be suppressed by chronic exposure to a low dose of ingested petroleum. However, endocrine-disrupting chemicals could interfere with CORT signalling beyond the disruption of hormone titres, including effects on receptors in different target tissues. In this study, we examined the effects of 6 weeks of expo... read more

Subjects
House sparrow.
Glucocorticoids--Receptors.
Petroleum--Physiological effect.
Corticosterone.
Stress (Physiology)
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009092
Original publication
Lattin CR, Romero LM (2014) Chronic exposure to a low dose of ingested petroleum disrupts corticosterone receptor signalling in a tissue-specific manner in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Conserv Physiol 2(1): cou058; doi:10.1093/conphys/cou058.
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