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Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 696–699 | Cite as

Trans-4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid (ferulic acid) inhibits the effect of androgens on the rat prostate

  • T. Saito
  • T. Nohno
  • H. Yoshida
  • H. Yokoya
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Summary

Trans-4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid (ferulic acid, FA) antagonized the effect of exogenous androgens on the ventral prostate (VP) in castrated rats as well as the effect of endogenous androgens in intact rats. FA, however, had no effect on the seminal vesicles (SV) and levator ani muscle (LAM), nor oestrogenic effect in female rats and mice. FA did not antagonize the receptor binding of testosterone nor inhibit the conversion of testosterone into 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Keywords

Testosterone Androgen Receptor Binding Ferulic Acid Seminal Vesicle 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Saito
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Nohno
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Yoshida
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Yokoya
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashiki(Japan)
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyIwate Medical University School of DentistryMorioka(Japan)

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