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.

Read More

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Estrogen News and Research

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Severe COVID-19 linked to genetic clotting predisposition

Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

Previously overlooked hormone plays critical role in the development of endometriosis

CDK inhibitors may boost the effectiveness of immune therapy in metastatic breast cancer

CDK inhibitors may boost the effectiveness of immune therapy in metastatic breast cancer

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D may play a role in the degree of pain after knee replacement in postmenopausal women

Researchers establish new link between high BMI and breast cancer survival rates

Researchers establish new link between high BMI and breast cancer survival rates

Multiple cycles through the dishwasher most effective at removing BPA from Tritan bottles

Multiple cycles through the dishwasher most effective at removing BPA from Tritan bottles

Obesity and high-salt diet pose bigger, seemingly synergistic cardiovascular risks for females

Obesity and high-salt diet pose bigger, seemingly synergistic cardiovascular risks for females

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Researchers try to simplify gene nomenclature across various organisms

Marmoset study establishes standards for the new era of biodiversity genomics

Marmoset study establishes standards for the new era of biodiversity genomics

Prolactin hormone acts as a major contributor to breast cancer development, studies find

Prolactin hormone acts as a major contributor to breast cancer development, studies find

Hormonal therapies for breast and prostate cancers increase the risk of heart attack, stroke

Hormonal therapies for breast and prostate cancers increase the risk of heart attack, stroke

Using estrogen to target drug-resistant breast cancer in mice

Using estrogen to target drug-resistant breast cancer in mice

Research data may provide new treatment options for hormone-dependent breast cancer

Research data may provide new treatment options for hormone-dependent breast cancer

Mutations in estrogen receptor gene associated with worse outcomes after breast cancer treatment

Mutations in estrogen receptor gene associated with worse outcomes after breast cancer treatment

Two extremes of female sexual behavior may be controlled by the same brain region

Two extremes of female sexual behavior may be controlled by the same brain region

Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer risk

Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer risk

Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Markers of fear recall differ between sexes, but in a hormone-dependent manner

Markers of fear recall differ between sexes, but in a hormone-dependent manner

CityU researchers identify super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of breast cancer genes

CityU researchers identify super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of breast cancer genes