Hepatic estrogen and progesterone receptors in an estrogen-associated hepatic neoplasm

J. S. Macdonald, M. E. Lippman, P. V. Woolley, P. P. Petrucci, P. S. Schein

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A patient with a benign hepatic neoplasm developing after treatment with estrogenic hormones is described. After excision, the neoplastic tissue was analyzed for the presence of cycosol estrogen and progeterone binding proteins. The noeplasm was classified as focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver and was demonstrated to contain high-affinity cytosol estrogen and progesterone hormone receptors. The estrogen0binding affinity of the neoplasm was three times greater than that of normal liver. Further investigation of cytosol hormone receptors in estrogen associated hepatic neoplasms will be required to define the role of these binding proteins in the possible etiology of certain liver tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Chemotherapy And Pharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cancer Research
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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