Gonadotrophin and steroid binding to adrenal cortex tissue of female brushtail possum, trichosurus vulpecula

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Abstract

The adrenal cortex of the female common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, contains an additional zone, the special zone, which responds to fsh and oestradiol by a change in the pattern of steroidogenesis. A preliminary report, presented herein, shows that both the cortex proper and the special zone have the ability to bind fsh; in addition, the cortex proper binds oestradiol, suggesting that receptors for these hormones may be present in these zones. Neither the cortex proper nor the special zone bound LH/hcG or progesterone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-835
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Zoology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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