Expression of peptidylarginine deiminase in the uterine epithelial cells of mouse is dependent on estrogen.

The effects of the steroid hormones estrogen and progesterone on peptidylarginine deiminase protein-L-arginine iminohydrolase, EC levels in adult ovariectomized mouse uterus were studied. The amount of the enzyme in the uterus was considerably diminished by ovariectomy. When the mice were injected with a variety of estrogenic compounds, 17 beta… (More)