Estrogen Inhibits Porcine Thecal Androgen Production in vitro
The importance of the pituitary gonadotropins in the regulation of ovarian steroidogenesis has long been recognized (1,2). Recently, we have reported an inhibitory action of estradiol-17β on luteinizing hormone (LH)-induced ovarian androgen levels in vivo,and suggested that this may be the result of an intra-ovarian feedback regulation by estrogen of its own production (3). The present communication extends this proposal to porcine thecal androgen production in vitro.
KeywordsLuteinizing Hormone Granulosa Cell Androgen Production Progesterone Production Thecal Cell
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