Certain Metabolic Effects of Estrogens

  • A. A. Sandberg
  • H. E. Rosenthal
  • W. R. SlaunwhiteJr.


This presentation will concern itself with the effects of estrogenic hormones, either administered or through increased production during pregnancy, on two protein systems: 1. liver enzymes involved in the metabolism of cortisol and 2. the elevation in plasma transcortin concentration and its relation to progesterone-cortisol interplay. Both of these parameters have been the subjects of separate reports from our laboratory (Sandberg, Rosenthal and Slaunwhite, 1966; Rosenthal, Slaunwhite and Sandberg, 1969) and this paper will endeavor to stress the salient points of these effects.


Plasma Cortisol Amino Acid Metabolism Cortisol Secretion Hepatic Extraction Endogenous Cortisol 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Sandberg
    • 1
  • H. E. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • W. R. SlaunwhiteJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Roswell Park Memorial Institute and the Medical Foundation of BuffaloNew YorkUSA

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