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Bisphenol a and the female reproductive tract: an overview of recent laboratory evidence and epidemiological studies

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Bisphenol a and the female reproductive tract: an overview of recent laboratory evidence and epidemiological studies
Published in
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1477-7827-12-37
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Authors

Donatella Caserta, Noemi Di Segni, Maddalena Mallozzi, Valentina Giovanale, Alberto Mantovani, Roberto Marci, Massimo Moscarini

Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a high production volume monomer used for making a wide variety of polycarbonate plastics and resins. A large body of evidence links BPA to endocrine disruption in laboratory animals, and a growing number of epidemiological studies support a link with health disorders in humans. The aim of this review is to summarize the recent experimental studies describing the effects and mechanisms of BPA on the female genital tract and to compare them to the current knowledge regarding the impact of BPA impact on female reproductive health. In particular, BPA has been correlated with alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary hormonal production, reduced oocyte quality due to perinatal and adulthood exposure, defective uterine receptivity and the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Researchers have reported conflicting results regarding the effect of BPA on premature puberty and endometriosis development. Experimental studies suggest that BPA's mechanism of action is related to life stage and that its effect on the female reproductive system may involve agonism with estrogen nuclear receptors as well as other mechanisms (steroid biosynthesis inhibition). Notwithstanding uncertainties and knowledge gaps, the available evidence should be seen as a sufficient grounds to take precautionary actions against excess exposure to BPA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 117 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 22%
Student > Master 12 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 9%
Researcher 9 8%
Other 21 18%
Unknown 14 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 14%
Environmental Science 7 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 5%
Other 18 15%
Unknown 19 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2015.
All research outputs
#2,475,151
of 10,963,419 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
#106
of 441 outputs
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#41,573
of 184,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
#4
of 12 outputs
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