Administration of 17β-estradiol to mature (6–12 months) rats results in a more than 50% reduction in pituitary dopamine receptor concentrations, without affecting binding affinity. In contrast, when the same manipulation is performed on senescent (24–25 months) rats, negligible change in receptor concentration occurs. These results suggest that age-related increases in estrogen-stimulated prolactin release are not due to decreased dopaminergic inhibition at the receptor level.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Oct 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)