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Testosterone in royal jelly

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A compound with immunoreactivity, and TLC and GLC mobility of testosterone was isolated from royal jelly of honeybee (Apis mellifera). This is the first demonstration of vertebrate steroid hormone in this species.

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Acknowledgment. Supported by USPHS grants DE Nos 04039-05 and 05666-03 from the National Institute of Dental Research, NIH.

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Vittek, J., Slomiany, B.L. Testosterone in royal jelly. Experientia 40, 104–106 (1984).

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