The effects of sex hormones on the arterial wall



In the past 40 years there have been a number of studies of the effect of sex hormones on the arterial wall. The earlier studies looked at the effect of administering sex hormones to whole animals which were often also fed high-fat diets. Later the direct effects of sex hormones on isolated arterial tissue or cultured arterial cells were investigated. The results have not always been consistent with each other or with clinical observations, and much still remains to be learnt about the actions of sex hormones on the arterial wall.


Smooth Muscle Cell Arterial Wall Arterial Cell Aortic Lesion Testosterone Propionate 
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© R. W. Stout 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

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