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Intra uterine growth retardation: association with organochlorine pesticide residue levels and oxidative stress markers.
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PMID:  21338667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intra uterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a major complication of pregnancy, affecting ∼5-10% of newborns. Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) is an organochlorine pesticide that consists of eight stereoisomers and γ-isomer is the only isomer that possesses insecticidal activity. The aim of the present study was to analyze the OCP residues in maternal and cord blood of women and to assess the level of oxidative stress markers as well as to establish correlation with OCP levels. Fifty women delivering neonates with low birth weight (IUGR) and equal number of women delivering normal birth weight babies (control) were recruited. We have observed higher levels of γ-HCH and T-HCH and increased oxidative stress markers in IUGR subjects versus control subjects. Significant correlations were also found between HCH isomers and oxidative stress markers in IUGR subjects. In conclusion, our results suggest that higher levels of HCH isomers may be associated with IUGR and increased oxidative stress.
Rahul Pathak; M D Mustafa; Tanzeel Ahmed; Rafat S Ahmed; A K Tripathi; Kiran Guleria; B D Banerjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8803591     Medline TA:  Reprod Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Environmental Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry.
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