Differential inhibition of progesterone synthesis in bovine luteal cells by estrogens and androgens

Ing Cherng Guo, Leang Shin Wu, Jen Hsou Lin, Bon Chu Chung

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We investigated the roles of estrogens and androgens in the progesterone biosynthesis of bovine luteal cells. The responsiveness of primary luteal cells to the stimulation of tropic agents was observed in a dose-dependent manner. Estrogens and androgens significantly inhibited tropic agent-induced progesterone secretions, but glucocorticoids did not, which indicated the inhibitions were specific. The failure of exogenous 8-Br-cAMP to prevent these inhibitions suggested that took place at the post-cAMP steps. The immunoblot showed that testosterone remarkably decreased the amount of induced P450scc protein after 6-hour treatment, yet 17β-estradiol did not. The 3β-HSD activity assays demonstrated that both 17β-estradiol and testosterone efficiently blocked induced 3β-HSD activities. Both inhibitory effects of E2 and T on progesterone synthesis were observed one hour after treatment and accompanied with suppressed 3β-HSD activities. This study presents that estrogens and androgens specifically inhibit bovine luteal function through different mechanisms.

ジャーナルLife Sciences
出版ステータス出版済み - 3 9 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 薬理学、毒性学および薬学(全般)


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