Evidence that 4-pregnen-17,20beta,21-triol-3-one functions as a maturation-inducing hormone and pheromonal precursor in the percid fish, Gymnocephalus cernuus.

@article{Sorensen2004EvidenceT4,
  title={Evidence that 4-pregnen-17,20beta,21-triol-3-one functions as a maturation-inducing hormone and pheromonal precursor in the percid fish, Gymnocephalus cernuus.},
  author={Peter W. Sorensen and Cheryl A. Murphy and Kristin Loomis and Peter J. Maniak and P Thomas},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
Behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological studies suggest that the trihydroxylated progestin steroid, 4-pregnen-17,20beta,21-triol-3-one (20beta-S) stimulates oocyte maturation and pheromone release in the Eurasian ruffe, a freshwater percid fish. Behavioral observations found that female ruffe undergoing oocyte maturation (OM) release a pheromonal… CONTINUE READING