DETECTING THYROID <br>DISRUPTING ACTVITIES

DETECTING THYROID
DISRUPTING ACTVITIES

ABOR Research Report 2018 > DETECTING THYROID
DISRUPTING ACTVITIES

DETECTING THYROID DISRUPTING ACTVITIES

The Anuran Cross-Species Molecular Sensors invention (U.S. patent No. 9,448,227) provides DNA primer sequences and a high-throughput assay for use in environmental toxicology or ecological assessment studies to test for contaminants such as perchlorate and other potential thyroid-disrupting chemicals. The DNA primer sequences use anuran species  – frogs and toads – as model organisms, thereby greatly improving predictivity and applicability to both laboratory testing and field applications. This technology was developed by NAU Biological Sciences Professor Catherine Propper and associate professor Stephen Beckstrom-Sternberg.