The Use of Antibodies as a Tool in Studies in Reproductive Physiology

  • Michel Ferin
  • Joseph Raziano
  • Antonio Tempone
  • Raymond L. Vande Wiele


In an earlier presentation to this symposium (Mikhail et al., 1970) we have reported the development of a radioimmunoassay method for plasma 17β-estradiol and estrone, a method which involves the use of antibodies to 17β-estradiol produced by the hapten technique. The purpose of this presentation is to describe a series of physiologic studies in which such antibodies to steroids were used as experimental tools to evaluate the role of 17β-estradiol, progesterone and testosterone in various reproductive processes.


Luteinizing Hormone Vaginal Smear Uterine Weight Reproductive Physiology Luteinizing Hormone Surge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Ferin
    • 1
  • Joseph Raziano
    • 1
  • Antonio Tempone
    • 1
  • Raymond L. Vande Wiele
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Health Research CouncilNew YorkUSA

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