Environmental toxicants, whose actions are often mediated through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) pathway, pose risks to the health and well-being of exposed species, including humans. Of particular concern are exposures during the earliest stages of development that while failing to abrogate embryogenesis, may have long term effects on newborns or adults. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of maternal exposure to the AhR-specific ligand 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on the development of rat pre-implantation embryos with respect to nuclear and cytoskeletal architecture and cell lineage allocation.
|Title of host publication||Environmental Chemistry|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Techniques and Data|
|Publisher||Apple Academic Press, Inc.|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- Pre-implantation embryo