Accession Number : AD0486033

Title :   INFLUENCE OF SEX ON THE ANTIPROTEOLYTIC ACTIVITY OF RAT SERUM,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Blatt, W. F. ; Gray, J. L. ; Wabner, C. I.

Report Date : 17 JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The effect of sex hormones on the serum antiproteolytic activity of normal and castrate rats was investigated. Normal male rats displayed higher antitrypsin and antiplasmin values than did female rats. Testosterone administration caused an increase in antiproteolytic activity; estradiol was largely ineffective in eliciting any change. Castration caused a depression of serum antiplasmin activity in males, but no effect was noted with the female rats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD SERUM, ENZYME INHIBITORS), SEX HORMONES, PEPTIDE HYDROLASES, BIOCHEMISTRY, PLASMIN, TRYPSIN, TESTOSTERONE, RATS, MALES, FEMALES, SEX GLANDS, EXCISION.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE