Treatment of newborn rats with a single low dose of dexamethasone gave rise to lasting alteration of thymocytic receptor binding capacity. The receptors decreased markedly in number, while their affinity for the hormone was slightly increased. It appears that imprinting with a steroid changes the receptor — hormone relationship in the adult organism.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1985|
- Thymocytic receptor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism