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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1975 Aug 01;728:3172-5.
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Synthesis of vitellogenin in cultures of male and female frog liver regulated by estradiol treatment in vitro.

Wangh LJ , Knowland J .

Using the frog Xenopus laevis, we show that the addition of physiological concentrations of estradiol to cultures of liver from untreated males rapidly induces the synthesis of large amounts of vitellogenin. Sustained synthesis of vitellogenin requires continuous exposure to estradiol. A nonestrogenic steroid, dexamethasone, does not induce vitellogenin synthesis but does induce increased synthesis of a different protein in liver cultures.

PubMed ID: 1059103
PMC ID: PMC432943
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Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: vtga2 vtgb1

References [+] :
Ansari, Chemical composition of an oestrogen-induced calcium-binding glycolipophosphoprotein in Xenopus laevis. 1972, Pubmed, Xenbase