EFFECT OF 17α-METHYL-β-NORTESTOSTERONE (SK & F 7690) ON THE BINDING IN VITRO OF 5α-DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE TO MACROMOLECULAR COMPONENTS FROM THE RAT VENTRAL PROSTATE

in European Journal of Endocrinology
Author: Kjell J. Tveter
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Slices from prostate glands of castrated male rats were incubated with [3H] 5α-dihydrotestosterone in Eagle's tissue culture medium. The labelled androgen was associated with androphilic macromolecules both in the prostatic cytosol and the nuclei.

The addition of the anti-androgenic compound, 17α-methyl-β-nortestosterone (SK & F 7690) to the incubation medium inhibited the formation of the nuclear 5α-dihydrotestosterone-protein complex, and markedly reduced the cytosol 5α-dihydrotestosterone-protein complex. Likewise, the uptake of [3H] 5α-dihydrotestosterone by the prostatic nuclear fraction was reduced by about 40%.

 

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