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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 of Nigerian breast cancer patients reveals prevalence of aggressive molecular features

Study of Nigerian breast cancer patients reveals prevalence of aggressive molecular features

Age-related estrogen increase may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias in men

Age-related estrogen increase may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias in men

New findings could benefit patients with triple-negative breast cancer

New findings could benefit patients with triple-negative breast cancer

University of Houston biologist explores therapeutic targets to prevent atherosclerosis

University of Houston biologist explores therapeutic targets to prevent atherosclerosis

Bridge-like structure within estrogen receptor could serve as new drug target for breast cancer

Bridge-like structure within estrogen receptor could serve as new drug target for breast cancer

Stevens researchers develop new class of molecules for breast cancer treatment

Stevens researchers develop new class of molecules for breast cancer treatment

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Aggressive breast cancer cells hijack protective protein to aid growth

Aggressive breast cancer cells hijack protective protein to aid growth

Nanoparticles show promise in treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, finds study

Nanoparticles show promise in treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, finds study

Drop in estrogen could lead to development of anxiety and memory problems, finds study

Drop in estrogen could lead to development of anxiety and memory problems, finds study

Ovarian cancer risk reduced among women taking modern combined oral contraceptive pills

Ovarian cancer risk reduced among women taking modern combined oral contraceptive pills

VCU researchers to study how a gene could influence cognitive decline during chemotherapy

VCU researchers to study how a gene could influence cognitive decline during chemotherapy

Researchers to explore sex differences in cardiovascular and renal physiology

Researchers to explore sex differences in cardiovascular and renal physiology

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Columbia University announces winners of 2018 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Genetic polymorphisms linked with muscle injury and stiffness

Genetic polymorphisms linked with muscle injury and stiffness

Women with high levels of anti-Müllerian hormone more likely to develop breast cancer

Women with high levels of anti-Müllerian hormone more likely to develop breast cancer

Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age

Key signaling molecule that helps stem cells make healthy bone declines as we age

BPA-free plastic not safe either finds study

BPA-free plastic not safe either finds study

Beauty products contain mixed chemicals that may harm women's hormones

Beauty products contain mixed chemicals that may harm women's hormones

Pear-shaped body is healthier than apple shape

Pear-shaped body is healthier than apple shape