Influence of steroidal and nonsteroidal sex hormones on host resistance in mice: increased susceptibility to Listeria monocytogenes after exposure to estrogenic hormones.

@article{Pung1984InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of steroidal and nonsteroidal sex hormones on host resistance in mice: increased susceptibility to Listeria monocytogenes after exposure to estrogenic hormones.},
  author={O J Pung and Michael I. Luster and H T Hayes and Johann Rader},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1984},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={301-7}
}
Subchronic exposure to pharmacological levels of estrogenic compounds, including 17 beta-estradiol, diethylstilbestrol, and alpha-dienestrol, significantly increased the mortality of B6C3F1 female mice after Listeria infection. Compounds with little estrogenic activity, including 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone, progesterone, zearalenol, and corticosterone, did not alter Listeria-related mortality. Estrogen-induced alterations in resistance were inhibited by both adult thymectomy and the estrogen… CONTINUE READING

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