Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-038X

Wei Zhu

Wei Zhu
Neuroscience Research Institute, SUNY Old Westbury,
Old Westbury, 11568, New York

  • Research Article
    Toxic Effects of Atrazine on Reproductive and Immune Systems in Animal Models
    Author(s): Jeremy Feng, Albert Liu and Wei ZhuJeremy Feng, Albert Liu and Wei Zhu

    Background: Each year massive amounts of over 70,000 chemicals are dumped into the sea. For many of the chemicals, the consequences of it coming into contact with marine life. For such reasons, there was a large die off of American lobsters in the Long Island Sound. Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides, and detected pesticide contaminant of ground water in the USA, which is linked to hormonal dysregulation of animal/human reproduction. However, Atrazine’s effects on invertebrate reproduction and other systems are still unknown. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Atrazine on hemocytes, sperm motility and the androgen receptor, which are closely related to reproductive and immune systems. Methods: In this study, we utilized marine mollusk and bovine sperm as animal model because the large die off of lobsters could be due to the use of large amount.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-038X.1000208

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