Sialic Acid Concentrations in the Pituitary Glands of Normal and Ovariectomized Rats

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Science  24 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3617, pp. 416-417
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3617.416


The concentration of sialic acid in the anterior pituitary gland of young female rats is approximately 250 micromoles per 100 grams. After ovariectomy there is a marked and persistent rise in pituitary sialic acid; this increase is probably related to the known increase in the production of gonadotrophic hormones.

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