Identification of target cells for estrogen in the pars distalis of the armadillo by immunocytochemistry

Damon C. Herbert, Frank J. Weaker, Peter J. Sheridan

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Abstract

A combined autoradiographic and immunocytochemical study is conducted on the pituitary gland of intact female armadillos injected with [3H]estradiol. Uptake and retention of the steroid is observed in cells of the partes nervosa and distalis. By immunocytochemistry, it is found that 84.4% of the luteinizing hormone (LH) cells and 73.5% of the prolactin (PRL) cells are radiolabeled, while only a small percentage of growth hormone (GH) (7.2%) and thyrotrophin (TSH) (3.1%) cells sequester the tritiated hormone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Endocrinology

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