Metabolism of estradiol and estrone in organ cultures of dorsolateral and ventral prostate of untreated and sex hormone-implanted rats.

Since dorsolateral but not ventral prostate undergoes estrogen-induced dysplasia in the androgen-supported Noble rat in 16 weeks, we studied estrogen metabolism by these tissues from untreated and sex hormone-implanted animals. We incubated 8.5 nM [6,7-3H]-labeled estradiol (E2) and estrone (E1) for 21 hours in serum-free, prostate-lobe cultures and 8.5 nM… CONTINUE READING