Adenyl Cyclase and the Cyclic AMP Responsive Systems in the Uterus
Thus far in this symposium, we have been treated to a detailed, thoughtful and elegant presentation of the current status of the steroid hormone responsive systems in various tissues. The role of the adenyl cyclase system in steroid hormone target tissues has received far less attention (1–3) so we initiated studies both to define its role in uterine function and ultimately to determine whether there is an interaction with the steroid responsive system. The uterus seemed like an ideal subject tissue for such studies because it serves as the target for a variety of hormones, including oligopeptides, biogenic amines and steroids.
KeywordsEstrogen Adenosine Prostaglandin Estradiol Epinephrine
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