Ribonucleic Acid Control of Steroid Synthesis in Human Adrenals and Testes

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Science  22 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3821, pp. 1365-1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3821.1365


The pattern of steroid synthesis in human fetal testes and adrenals was altered by prior exposure, in organ culture of the explants, of one gland to the ribonucleic acid extracted from the other gland. The new pattern reflected the origin of the RNA.