The Use of Antibodies as a Tool in Studies in Reproductive Physiology
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.
KeywordsLuteinizing Hormone Vaginal Smear Uterine Weight Reproductive Physiology Luteinizing Hormone Surge
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