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Contact: Robin Mackar
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NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

X-Ray Crystallography Image

Caption: The brominated flame retardant TBBPA is shown, in this 3-D image, binding to the active site of an estrogen metabolizing enzyme (pink), interfering with the body's natural release of estrogen (transparent grey).

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