A comparison between the effects of low dose (1 mu g) and standard dose (250 mu g) ACTH stimulation tests on adrenal P450c17 alpha enzyme activity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome


Çolak R., Kelestimur F., Unluhizarci K., Bayram F., Sahin Y., Tutus A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.147, no.4, pp.473-477, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1530/eje.0.1470473
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.473-477
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Numerous studies have found elevated androgen production by the adrenal glands in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, the role and the mechanisms responsible for the adrenal androgen excess in women with PCOS are not well understood.