Six human pituitary adenoma cultures, characterized for estrogen and progesterone (Pg) receptors, were treated with 17 beta-estradiol (17 beta-E2), Pg and tamoxifen (TAM) at different concentrations, alone and in combination, for 2, 4 and 8 days. Cell proliferation data showed in most cases a stimulating effect of 17 beta-E2 and an inhibitory effect of Pg on cell growth, which appeared to be correlated with specific receptor expression, but independent of pituitary cell hormone content. A marked inhibitory effect of TAM on cell proliferation was present in all cases, but, on the contrary, was independent of estrogen receptor expression.

Effect of 17β-estradiol, progesterone and tamoxifen on in vitro proliferation of human pituitary adenomas. Correlation with specific cellular receptors

JAFFRAIN, MARIE LISE
1993

Abstract

Six human pituitary adenoma cultures, characterized for estrogen and progesterone (Pg) receptors, were treated with 17 beta-estradiol (17 beta-E2), Pg and tamoxifen (TAM) at different concentrations, alone and in combination, for 2, 4 and 8 days. Cell proliferation data showed in most cases a stimulating effect of 17 beta-E2 and an inhibitory effect of Pg on cell growth, which appeared to be correlated with specific receptor expression, but independent of pituitary cell hormone content. A marked inhibitory effect of TAM on cell proliferation was present in all cases, but, on the contrary, was independent of estrogen receptor expression.
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