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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Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Study: Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives may reduce bone mass loss

Study: Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives may reduce bone mass loss

Smoking increases risk of COVID-19 for men but not women

Smoking increases risk of COVID-19 for men but not women

Research shows females use anti-inflammatory T cells to maintain their blood pressure

Research shows females use anti-inflammatory T cells to maintain their blood pressure

Insufficient evidence for cognitive efficacy of drug treatments in multiple sclerosis

Insufficient evidence for cognitive efficacy of drug treatments in multiple sclerosis

Females mount stronger T-cell response to SARS-CoV-2

Females mount stronger T-cell response to SARS-CoV-2

Age-related structural brain changes are linked to hormone-level changes

Age-related structural brain changes are linked to hormone-level changes

Metabolic diseases alter ACE2 expression and increase COVID-19 severity

Metabolic diseases alter ACE2 expression and increase COVID-19 severity

Physical activity positively associated with maintenance of muscle mass during menopausal transition

Physical activity positively associated with maintenance of muscle mass during menopausal transition

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

Physical activity can help maintain muscle mass in midlife

Study explores the role of mi RNAs in anticancer effect exerted by physical activity

Study explores the role of mi RNAs in anticancer effect exerted by physical activity

‘Terminator’ protein suppresses tumorigenesis

‘Terminator’ protein suppresses tumorigenesis

Study: High estrogen levels may influence alcohol use disorder

Study: High estrogen levels may influence alcohol use disorder

Targeted drugs shrink breast cancer tumors in mice without toxic side effects

Targeted drugs shrink breast cancer tumors in mice without toxic side effects

Fluctuating estrogen levels could make alcohol more rewarding to women

Fluctuating estrogen levels could make alcohol more rewarding to women

New therapeutic approach for aggressive breast cancer

New therapeutic approach for aggressive breast cancer

Scientists create a detailed map of how carcinogens trigger breast cancer development

Scientists create a detailed map of how carcinogens trigger breast cancer development

Researchers identify determining factor in luminal cancer cells

Researchers identify determining factor in luminal cancer cells

New analysis links DNA variations to risks of specific breast cancer subtypes

New analysis links DNA variations to risks of specific breast cancer subtypes

Roswell Park team proposes possible new strategy for treating pancreatic cancer

Roswell Park team proposes possible new strategy for treating pancreatic cancer