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BALB/c mice were immunized with crude cell surface proteins of Listeria monocytogenes V7. Approximately 1,680 hybridomas were generated after two fusions, and the monoclone C11E9 was selected and used for further characterization. The monoclonal antibody (MAb) produced by C11E9 was immunoglobulin subclass G2b with kappa light chains. Dot and colony blot(More)
The sensitizing effect of oestrogens on GnRH-stimulated LH release was evaluated in pituitary cells from adult female rats, cultured for 2 days in the presence of 10(-13) to 10(-6) M concentrations of oestradiol and selected A- and D-ring modified oestrogens. With almost all steroids tested, bell-shaped dose-response curves with comparable LH-maxima but(More)
Portions of pregnancy and midcycle urines were submitted to hot acid hydrolysis, extracted with benzene/ethyl acetate and the extracts washed with ascorbic acid buffer. From the remaining organic phase the catecholestrogens were removed with borate buffer and further purified on Sephadex LH-20 columns. After derivatisation 4-hydroxyestrone was separated(More)
When [6,7-3H]estradiol was incubated with tissue homogenates of the brain, the pituitary, and the liver of two human female fetuses, a number of radioactive metabolites more "polar" than the incubated substrate were detected. Among these, the identification of two types of catecholestrogens, i.e. the 2- and 4-hydroxyestrogens, was of major interest.(More)
Under the protection of ascorbic acid a 4-hydroxyoestrone-bovine serum albumin conjugate was prepared containing intact 4-hydroxyoestrone as determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Using this antigen, antibodies with high affinity and specificity for 4-hydroxyoestrone were raised in rabbits. An assay procedure for the determination of(More)
Radioactive oestradiol was incubated with homogenates of hypothalamus, pituitary and liver and slices of cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus, pituitary and liver of ovariectomized rats. 2- and 4-substituted oestrogens were the main metabolites in the brain and were found in the same proportions. In the liver only the 2-substituted oestrogens were the main(More)
The 'positive feedback' effect of exogenous oestradiol-17 beta in advancing ovulation induced by pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin (PMSG) has been used in the present study as a model in which to test the possible oestrogenic or antioestrogenic effects of the catechol oestrogens, 2-hydroxyoestradiol (2-OHE2) and 4-OHE2. Sprague-Dawley rats of 26 days of age(More)
This study was designed to test the ability of 2- and 4-hydroxyoestrogens to induce ovulations and the formation of corpora lutea in immature female rats. To this end 25 day old animals received a single injection of different doses of either 4-hydroxyoestradiol-dibenzoate (10, 25, 50 micrograms) or 2-hydroxyoestradiol-dibenzoate (25, 250 micrograms) or(More)