Enzyme Induction by Corticosteroids in Embryonic Cells: Steroid Structure and Inductive Effect

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Science  27 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3800, pp. 496-497
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3800.496


Glutamine synthetase in the developing retina of the chick embryo can be induced to increase by certain corticosteroids. The inductive effectiveness of various natural corticosteroids has been examined in organ cultures of embryonic retina and correlated with specific groupings on the steroid molecules.