Project 3: Mechanisms of in utero BPA Exposure
on Fetal Gonad Development

Project 3: Goals

  • Examine the effects of BPA and phthalates on sex steroid hormone receptors in the ovaries and testes of mice.
  • Determine if BPA and phthalates cause oxidative stress in ovaries and testes of mice.
  • Investigate whether BPA and phthalates cause infertility and early reproductive senescence in mice.
  • Evaluate whether high fat diet increases the susceptibility to prenatal BPA and phthalate exposure in mice.
  • Assess whether the effects of BPA and phthalates on the reproductive system of mice are transgenerational.
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