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Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

BPA Graphic

Caption: Contacts between the ends (red) of estradiol and the estrogen receptor are critical for biological activity. BPA is too short to have both contacts; MBP is longer and can mimic the sex hormone estradiol in the estrogen receptor.

Credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine

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