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 3.5.3.15) 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)