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      Hormonal Influence on Uterine Lipids

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          The effects of oestrogen (OE), progesterone (P) and oestrogen plus progesterone (OEPP) on uterine lipids of adult ovariectomized rats were studied. Administration of gonodal hormones brought about considerable alterations in total lipids, mainly due to an increase in phospholipids and glycerides in the case of OE and P groups. Even though the total cholesterol remained unaltered, a marked alteration in its fractions was evident in all the groups. Oestrogen seems to decrease all the glyceride classes while progesterone induces accumulation of triglycerides with concomitant decrease in mono- and diglycerides. Individual classes of phospholipids show marked alterations in their distribution in all the groups studied.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1979
          1979
          25 November 2008
          : 10
          : 4
          : 213-221
          Affiliations
          Department of Endocrinology, P.G. Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Taramani, Madras
          Article
          179003 Horm Res 1979;10:213–221
          10.1159/000179003
          447214
          © 1979 S. Karger AG, Basel

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