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Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp 617–619 | Cite as

The membrane receptor for sex steroid binding protein is not ubiquitous

  • Roberto Frairia
  • N. Fortunati
  • F. Fissore
  • A. Fazzari
  • P. Zeppegno
  • L. Varvello
  • M. Orsello
  • L. Berta
Short Communication

Abstract

The tissue distribution of the membrane receptor for the Sex Steroid Binding Protein (SBP) has been studied, either in estrogen/androgen dependent tissues and in tissues not strictly sex steroid dependent. A specific interaction of SBP with cell mem-branes has been observed to occur only in estro gen/androgen dependent tissues, some of them had been previously shown by our laboratory and by other authors to possess a specific receptor for the protein. Thus, the sex steroid dependence of the tissue is likely to be determinant for the expression of the membrane receptor for Sex Steroid Binding Protein.

Key-words

Sex steroid binding protein SBP membrane receptor estrogen/androgen dependent tissues non sex steroid-dependent tissues 

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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Frairia
    • 1
  • N. Fortunati
    • 1
  • F. Fissore
    • 1
  • A. Fazzari
    • 1
  • P. Zeppegno
    • 1
  • L. Varvello
    • 1
  • M. Orsello
    • 1
  • L. Berta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia ClinicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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