Naringenin: a weakly estrogenic bioflavonoid that exhibits antiestrogenic activity.


Treatment of immature 21-day-old female Sprague-Dawley rats with 17 beta-estradiol (E2) (0.5 microgram/rat) caused a significant increase in uterine wet weight, DNA synthesis, progesterone receptor (PR) binding, and peroxidase activity. At doses as high as 40 mg/rat, the bioflavonoid naringenin did not cause a significant increase in any of these E2-induced… (More)

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