polychlorinated biphenyl

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pol·y·chlo·rin·at·ed biphenyl

 (pŏl′ē-klôr′ə-nā′tĭd)
n.
PCB.
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polychlorinated biphenyl

(ˌpɒlɪˈklɔːrɪˌneɪtɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissue. Abbreviation: PCB
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polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)

n bifenilo policlorado (BPC), policlorobifenilo
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Effects of vitamins C and E on steroidogenic enzymes mRNA expression in polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1254) exposed adult rat Leydig cells.
In this study, the effects of aqueous extracts of SB and OD on PhIP-induced mutagenesis using Salmonella typhimurium TA98 as the bacterial tester strain and Aroclor 1254-induced rat liver 9000 x g supernatant (S9) as the metabolic activation system were tested.
Aroclor 1,221 [A1221; a weakly estrogenic industrial mixture of PCBs (Frame, 1997)] and the fungicide VIN [antiandrogenic (Gray et al., 2001)] were selected because of their different downstream signaling actions, evidence for direct and intergenerational effects, and to make comparisons with past work in our lab.
S9 fractions were purchased commercially from Moltox (Aroclor 1254-induced rat S9 and Human S9 from 5 donor livers; Giessen, Germany) and Xenometrix (rat S9 induced with a mixture of p-naphtoflavone and phenobarbital (PNF/ PB); Allschwil, Switzerland).
Ki, "Toxic effects of Aroclor 1016 and bisphenol A on marine green algae Tetraselmis suecica, diatom Ditylum brightwellii and dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum," The Korean Journal of Microbiology, vol.
Chlorinated pesticides (OCP) and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners (known collectively as Aroclor) are among the environmental organic compounds most difficult to measure.
Studies on the protective role of vitamin C and E against polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1254)-induced oxidative damage in Leydig cells.
The particular pollution the study looked at is called Aroclor 1268, one of a class of chemicals called PCBs.
Present study is aimed at assessing whether PCB (Aroclor 1242) had any potential to cause negative effects on certain reproductive parameters of female freshwater cyprinid fish, Cyprinion watsoni.
Null effect of dietary Aroclor 1254 on hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in rainbow trout Salmogaird- neriexposed to Aflatoxin B1 as embryos.
The profiles of sites 3, 4 and 5 are matched with Aroclor 1248 profile with some percent from heavier Aroclors like 1254 and 1260, while the profil es of sites 2 and 6 are similar to Aroclor 1254 profile with some percent of lighter Aroclor 1248 (Fig.