Hormonal control of vitellogenin synthesis in avian liver.


Estradiol induces the synthesis of vitellogenin in the avian liver. We describe the precursor-product relationship between vitellogenin and the yolk proteins phosvitin and lipovitellin. The high rate of vitellogenin synthesis is a consequence of the accumulation of a stable messenger RNA. We suggest that estradiol acts at the level of the genome by opening… (More)


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@article{Gruber1976HormonalCO, title={Hormonal control of vitellogenin synthesis in avian liver.}, author={Michaela Gruber and Ebo S Bos and G. Ab}, journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology}, year={1976}, volume={5 1-2}, pages={41-50} }