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Web Date: August 2, 2016

Thyroid disrupting chemicals found in household dust

Virtual screening method predicts compounds that bind to thyroid hormone receptor
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: toxicology, thyroid disruptors, dust

Thyroid hormone signaling helps regulate many processes, including metabolism, cardiovascular function, and brain development. But manmade chemicals like herbicides and plasticizers that can disrupt this signaling have found their way into the environment. And part of that environment is pretty close to home: household dust.

Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model to help identify which of the chemicals found in household dust might be binding to the thyroid receptor and thus disrupting the . . .

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