The effect of perinatal hormonal imprinting with 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin) on the thymic glucocorticoid receptors of female and testosterone level of male adult rats

György Csaba, Annamária Gaál, Ágnes Inczefi-Gonda

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In earlier experiments, the long-term effect of perinatal treatment (hormonal imprinting) with all-trans-retinol and all-trans-retinoic acid on the thymic glucocorticoid and uterine estrogen receptors was studied and was found effective. In the present experiments, the imprinting effect of four retinoids (13-cis-retinaldehyde, 13-cis-retinoic acid, 9-cis-retinaldehyde and 9-cis-retinoic acid) was investigated, using receptor kinetic analysis and sexual hormone (testosterone and progesterone) level determinations. Exclusively 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin) had an effect, significantly decreasing glucocorticoid receptor affinity and increasing serum testosterone level. Relationships with RAR-RXR receptor binding and teratogenicity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages3
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999



  • Hormone Receptor
  • Isotretinoin
  • Retinoids
  • Sexual Hormones
  • Thymus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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