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Establishing a mammalian cell culture which detects and semi-quantifies (anti-)androgen activity in the environment

C.R. Swiegelaar, Rialet Pieters
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a324 | DOI: | © 2012 C.R. Swiegelaar, Rialet Pieters | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2012 | Published: 28 May 2012

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C.R. Swiegelaar, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Rialet Pieters, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

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There is evidence that the South African aquatic system isbeing polluted by endocrine disrupting chemicals. The aim of this study was to evaluate theeffectiveness of a reporter gene assay to determine (anti-) androgenic effects in the aquaticenvironment. Androgen activity was found in some of the samples tested.


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