Effects of glucocorticoids on casein gene expression in the rabbit.

Abstract

Milk protein synthesis is initiated by prolactin and a glucocorticoid. In the rabbit, prolactin alone is sufficient. However, glucocorticoids potentiate the action of prolactin. The stimulatory effect of glucocorticoids was evaluated after injections of hydrocortisone acetate alone or associated with prolactin by measurements of (a) the total RNA and DNA… (More)

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