Arsenic Activation

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Normal Gene Activation &
Arsenic-Inhibited Gene Activation

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This figure was commissioned by Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research program at Dartmouth Medical School to introduce a research project designed to discover the mechanism of how arsenic interferes with the normal function of a cell's gene activation complex, specifically how arsenic might interract with the glucocorticoid receptor.

The figure was used for education, outreach, and to garner support and grant money to fund the research.

See, also: Arsenic as an Endocrine Disruptor.

This illustration received an Award of Excellence
from the Association of Medical Illustrators.

© William Scavone. All Rights Reserved.