Estrogen stimulation of progesterone synthesis by porcine granulosa cells in culture

Robert L. Goldenberg, William E. Bridson, Peter Kohler

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Estrogen stimulates synthesis of progesterone by porcine granulosa cells in tissue culture. This enhancement is inhibited by cycloheximide, suggesting that protein synthesis is required for the effect. Estrogen is synergistic with hCG in increasing progesterone synthesis. Sequential treatment with hCG followed by estradiol causes maximal stimulation of progesterone production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 1972
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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