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Estrogen-induced synthesis of riboflavin-binding protein in immature chicks kinetics and hormonal specificity

Murthy, Usha S and Adiga, Radhakantha P (1978) Estrogen-induced synthesis of riboflavin-binding protein in immature chicks kinetics and hormonal specificity. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 538 (2). pp. 364-375.

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The kinetics of estrogen-induced elevation in the plasma concentration of riboflavin-binding protein, a minor yolk constituent, was investigated in immature male chicks, using a specific and sensitive radioimmunoassay proceudre. Following a single injection of the hormone, the plasma riboflavin-binding protein content was enhanced several-fold at 6 h. reaching peak levels around 48 h and declining thereafter. A two-fold amplication of the response was evident on secondary stimulation with the hormone. A 4-h lag phase prior to onset of induction was noticed during both primary and secondary stimulat ions with the steroid hormone. The magnitude of the response was dependent on the hormonal dose whereas the initial lag phase and the time of peak riboflavin-binding protein accumulation were unaltered within the range of hormonal doses tested. The half-life of riboflavin-binding protein in the circulation was 10 h, as calculated from measurement of the rate of disappearance of exogenously administered 125I-labelled protein. Simultaneous administration of progestrone did bot affect the kinetics of riboflavin-binding protein production. On the other hand, the antiestrogens, cis- and trans-clomiphene citrates, given 30 min prior to estrogen and cycloheximide, effectively countered the hormone-induced riboflavin-binding protein elaboration. Both progesterone and the anti-esterogens per se were completely ineffective in substituting for estrogen in the inductive ptrocess.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 05:21
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 09:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24121

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