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Title: The ihibition of 3βHSD activity in porcine granulosa cells by 4-MA, a potent 5α-reductase inhibitor
Authors: Chan, W.K. 
Fong, C.Y.
Tiong, H.H.
Tan, C.H. 
Issue Date: 14-Apr-1987
Citation: Chan, W.K., Fong, C.Y., Tiong, H.H., Tan, C.H. (1987-04-14). The ihibition of 3βHSD activity in porcine granulosa cells by 4-MA, a potent 5α-reductase inhibitor. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 144 (1) : 166-171. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Addition of 17β-N,N,-diethylcarbamoyl-4-methyl-4-aza-5α-androstan-3-one, a potent 5α-reductase inhibitor, to granulose cell cultures inhibited the FSH-stimulated progesterone synthesis during both the initial 48h induction period and the subsequent 6h test period in a dose-dependent fashion. Besides being a more potent inhibitor of FSH-stimulated progesterone synthesis than testosterone, 4-MA also synergised with the androgen to inhibit progesterone synthesis. These results indicate that 4-MA has a direct inhibitory action on 3β-HSD. © 1987 Academic Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/112117
ISSN: 0006291X
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