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, Volume 18, Issue 1–2, pp 44–45 | Cite as

Diamine oxidase (DAO) and female sex hormones

  • W. A. Fogel
Histamine Metabolism


DAO activity in tissues of female guinea pigs was determined after the administration of estradiol or progesterone. Estradiol pretreatment elicited significant fall in DAO activity in the liver and specific increase in the uterus. The effect of progesterone was much less pronounced.


Progesterone Estradiol Diamine Significant Fall Diamine Oxidase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Fogel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biogenic AminesPolish Academy of SciencesLodzPoland

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