Diamine oxidase (DAO) and female sex hormones

Agents Actions. 1986 Apr;18(1-2):44-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01987978.


DAO activity in tissues of female guinea pigs was determined after the administration of estradiol or progesterone. Estradiol pretreatment elicited significant fall in DAO activity in the liver and specific increase in the uterus. The effect of progesterone was much less pronounced.

MeSH terms

  • Amine Oxidase (Copper-Containing) / analysis*
  • Animals
  • Estradiol / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Intestines / enzymology
  • Liver / enzymology
  • Progesterone / pharmacology*
  • Uterus / enzymology


  • Progesterone
  • Estradiol
  • Amine Oxidase (Copper-Containing)