Estrogen formation in the early rabbit embryo

Fredrick W. George, Jean D. Wilson

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-201
Number of pages2
Issue number4325
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

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