Endocrine disruptors are chemicals entities that can interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system in mammals and repTOP™ERE-Luc mouse model is certainly an appropriate tool to study the action of these compounds on estrogen receptor.
Detection of endocrine disruptors in food.
Here we highlight two studies describing how to easily investigate the effects of chemical entities in food on estrogen receptors, in vivo, using the repTOP™ERE-Luc reporter mice.
Ramachandran B, Makela S, Cravedi JP, Berglund M, Hakansson H, Damdimopoulou P and Adriana Maggi. Estrogen-like effects of diet-derived cadmium differ from those of orally administered CdCl2 in the ERE-luc estrogen reporter mouse model. Toxicol Letter 2011 Apr 25;202(2):75-84.
Rando G, Ramachandran B, Rebecchi M, Ciana P e Maggi A. Differential effect of pure isoflavones and soymilk on estrogen receptor activity in mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009 Jun 15;237(3):288-97.
Endocrine disruptor effects on Central Nervous System (CNS) activity.
repTOP™ ERE-Luc mouse can be used as a tool to detect the activation profile of ERs in different brain areas, as described in the paper below.
Stell A, Belcredito S, Ciana P and Maggi A. Molecular Imaging Provides Novel Insights on Estrogen Receptor Activity in Mouse Brain. Mol Imaging. 2008 ; 7(6): 283–292.