Steroid induction of gonadotropin surges in the immature rat. II. Triggering ability of progesterone metabolites, adrenocortical hormones, and adrenocorticotropin.

Several adrenocortical steroids were tested for their ability to trigger LH release in estrogen-primed sexually immature female rats. Massive LH surges, approaching these known to be triggered by progesterone (P), followed the injection of depot ACTH1-24 and also of the adrenal steroids deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and 4-pregnen-21-ol-3,20-dione 21-acetate… CONTINUE READING