Rat strain specific attenuation of estrogen action in the anterior pituitary gland by dietary energy restriction.

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a 40% restriction of dietary energy consumption, relative to that consumed by rats allowed to feed ad libitum, on the ability of 17beta-estradiol (E2) to induce pituitary tumorigenesis in two inbred rat strains, ACI and Copenhagen (COP), which are very closely related genetically. Ovary-intact ACI and… (More)

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