Protein Synthesis: Differential Stimulation of Cell-Specific Proteins in Epithelial Cells of Chick Oviduct

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Science  05 Apr 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3823, pp. 86-87
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3823.86


Immunofluorescent and radioautographic studies demonstrate that ovalbumin and avidin are cell-specific proteins synthesized by different epithelial cells in the chick oviduct mucosa. The mechanism of the selective induction of ovalbumin synthesis by estrogen and of avidin synthesis by progesterone may be through stimulation of specific target cells by these hormones.