Superfund Research Program
Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Nutrition and Diabetes
Project Leader: Lisa A. Cassis
Grant Number: P42ES007380
Funding Period: 2005-2019
- 296 - PCBs Alter Glucose Regulation Differently in Males and Females -- Cassis
Release Date: 08/07/2019
Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) affects glucose regulation during weight loss differently in male and female mice, according to a new Superfund Research Program (SRP) study. The researchers discovered that differences were related to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a protein involved in the regulation of various biological responses and cell maintenance in the body.