Androgen formation (3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity) was detectable in the rabbit blastocyst on day 5 of gestation (before implantation); estrogen formation was first detectable on day 7. The capacity to form estrogen on the day of implantation suggests that estrogen formation in the blastocyst may play a role in the implantation process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1978|
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