Biodegradation or metabolism of bisphenol A: From microorganisms to mammals

Jeong Hun Kang, Yoshiki Katayama, Fusao Kondo

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Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA; 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane; CAS Registry No. 80-05-7) is one of endocrine disruptors and is made by combining acetone and phenol. BPA can be metabolized by extensive organisms. In this review these BPA biodegradations or metabolisms by many organisms from microorganisms to mammals were referred. Though the metabolites of BPA can enhance estrogenicity or toxicity, generally, BPA metabolism by organisms leads to detoxication of BPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalToxicology
Volume217
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology

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