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Estrogens are a family of related molecules that stimulate the development and maintenance of female characteristics and sexual reproduction.

The natural estrogens produced by women are steroid molecules, which means that they are derived from a particular type of molecular skeleton containing four rings of carbon atoms, giving the shape shown here. The most prevalent forms of human estrogen are estradiol and estrone. Both are produced and secreted by the ovaries, although estrone is also made in the adrenal glands and other organs.
Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine

AMSBIO introduces new Reporter Lentivirus for assessing cell signaling activities

AMSBIO introduces new Reporter Lentivirus for assessing cell signaling activities

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

Aspirin used in “baby” doses may prevent breast cancer, study suggests

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in memory circuit of women with gene variant

Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression

Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression

Study shows how interplay between semen and female reproductive tract could impact fertility

Study shows how interplay between semen and female reproductive tract could impact fertility

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Scientists identify new gene that drives drug resistance in breast cancer

Scientists identify new gene that drives drug resistance in breast cancer

Traumatic brain injuries affect the body's stress axis differently in female and male mice, shows research

Traumatic brain injuries affect the body's stress axis differently in female and male mice, shows research

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men

BPS shows potential for increasing aggressiveness of breast cancer, study finds

BPS shows potential for increasing aggressiveness of breast cancer, study finds

Study identifies how BPA may encourage inflammatory breast cancer growth

Study identifies how BPA may encourage inflammatory breast cancer growth

MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer

MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Scientists identify molecules that may be key to drug resistance in estrogen-driven breast cancers

Scientists identify molecules that may be key to drug resistance in estrogen-driven breast cancers

Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women

Tulane researcher aims to improve hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women

Study: Phthalate exposure during early pregnancy can alter hormone levels in developing fetuses

Study: Phthalate exposure during early pregnancy can alter hormone levels in developing fetuses

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Low levels of allopregnanolone hormone may predict risk of postpartum depression

Men face higher risk of mortality after fragility fractures linked to osteoporosis

Men face higher risk of mortality after fragility fractures linked to osteoporosis