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Title: Placenta Disrupted: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Pregnancy.

Authors: Gingrich, Jeremy; Ticiani, Elvis; Veiga-Lopez, Almudena

Published In Trends Endocrinol Metab, (2020 07)

Abstract: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that can interfere with normal endocrine signals. Human exposure to EDCs is particularly concerning during vulnerable periods of life, such as pregnancy. However, often overlooked is the effect that EDCs may pose to the placenta. The abundance of hormone receptors makes the placenta highly sensitive to EDCs. We have reviewed the most recent advances in our understanding of EDC exposures on the development and function of the placenta such as steroidogenesis, spiral artery remodeling, drug-transporter expression, implantation and cellular invasion, fusion, and proliferation. EDCs reviewed include those ubiquitous in the environment with available human biomonitoring data. This review also identifies critical gaps in knowledge to drive future research in the field.

PubMed ID: 32249015 Exiting the NIEHS site

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