benzpyrene


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benz·py·rene

 (bĕnz′pī′rēn′)
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An analysis of the effects of tar benzpyrene and methylcholanthrene on rabbit skin.
2,3) In Graves3ophthalmopathy, the exaggerated disease has been related to the increased sympathetic activity due to nicotine and benzpyrene, thus further stimulating the thyroid follicle cells and increasing thyroxine secretion.
The EU Council Directive 98/83/EB requires determination of the amount of organic compounds (acrylamide, benzene, 1,2-dichloretane, benzpyrene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, tetrachloretene and trichloretene, vinyl chloride) and total amount of organic matter in drinking water by applying indirect methods of organic matter determination: Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Permanganate Index (PI).
This finding is supported by the observation that in a placental cell line, nicotine and benzpyrene exposure showed a dose-dependent down-regulation of miR-146a, which was previously implicated in cancer and inflammation (Williams et al.