Estrogen

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

Estrogens (also called Oestrogens) are steroid compounds that are important for development and functioning of females of the species. They are named so because they play an important role in the estrous cycle. Their name comes from estrus/oistros (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen/gonos = to generate.

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Endocrine-targeted therapies can prevent and treat endometrial cancer recurrence

Endocrine-targeted therapies can prevent and treat endometrial cancer recurrence

Study illuminates the role of HAND2 gene in timing of human labor

Study illuminates the role of HAND2 gene in timing of human labor

Xenograft model for invasive lobular carcinoma simulates tumor with high accuracy

Xenograft model for invasive lobular carcinoma simulates tumor with high accuracy

Cissampelos pareira L. extracts demonstrate anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vitro

Cissampelos pareira L. extracts demonstrate anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity in vitro

New mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection reflects features of human infection

New mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 infection reflects features of human infection

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Higher proportion of male children develop COVID-19-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, finds study

Study implicates disruption in prenatal neurogenesis in the development of ASDs

Study implicates disruption in prenatal neurogenesis in the development of ASDs

Exposure to nighttime artificial lights linked with higher risk of thyroid cancer

Exposure to nighttime artificial lights linked with higher risk of thyroid cancer

Fractional CO2 laser therapy may help treat breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause

Fractional CO2 laser therapy may help treat breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause

Remyelinating drug shows potential to improve vision in patients with MS

Remyelinating drug shows potential to improve vision in patients with MS

Study uses computational framework to identify tamoxifen resistance markers in ER+ breast cancer

Study uses computational framework to identify tamoxifen resistance markers in ER+ breast cancer

Experts advise disaggregating data on COVID-19 patients by sex

Experts advise disaggregating data on COVID-19 patients by sex

Genomic test has lower prognostic accuracy in minority patients with breast cancer

Genomic test has lower prognostic accuracy in minority patients with breast cancer

Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Scientists identify a molecular mechanism that protects the fetus from maternal infection

Study finds new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment

Study finds new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment

LSU Health receives $2.5 million grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women taking birth control pills

LSU Health receives $2.5 million grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women taking birth control pills

Study: 20% of glioblastomas are fueled by overactive mitochondria

Study: 20% of glioblastomas are fueled by overactive mitochondria

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression

Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression