Arachidonic acid regulation of steroid synthesis: new partners in the signaling pathway of steroidogenic hormones.

Although the role of arachidonic acid (AA) in trophic hormone-stimulated steroid production in various steroidogenic cells is well documented, the mechanism responsible for AA release remains unknown. We have previously shown evidence of an alternative pathway of AA generation in steroidogenic tissues. Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that, in… CONTINUE READING