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Response of the Pigeon Crop Gland to Prolactin: Inhibition by Œstradiol Monobenzoate

Nature volume 140, page 505 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation

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Riddle and Braucher1 showed that injections of the hypophyseal lactogenic hormone, prolactin, discovered by Stricker and Grueter2, will cause growth of the crop glands of the pigeon. In view of the fact that established lactation is inhibited by administration of æstrogenic hormones3,4,5, it is of considerable interest to determine whether or not simultaneous administration of æstrogens will affect the response of the pigeon crop to prolactin injections.

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  1. The National Institute for Research in Dairying.

    • S. J. FOLLEY
  2. Department of Physics, University of Reading. Aug. 3.

    • PAUL WHITE

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