Section 13
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Effects of diethylstilbestrol and ethinylestradiol on gene transcription of very low-density apolipoprotein II in the liver of Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica

Hanafy, A.M.; Sasanami, T.; Mori, M.

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25(5): 1354-1359


ISSN/ISBN: 0730-7268
PMID: 16704069
DOI: 10.1897/05-350r.1
Accession: 012013367

Very low-density apolipoprotein II (apoVLDL) is one of the constituents of yolk in avian eggs. The expression of the apoVLDL gene is highly specific to the liver in mature female birds during the egg-laying period but is stimulated by exogenous estrogens in immature male birds. In the present study, we compared the effects of two estrogenic compounds, diethylstilbestrol and ethinylestradiol, on the expression of apoVLDL mRNA in the liver of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica).

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