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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Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

Team sport improves blood pressure, vascular function in postmenopausal women

Team sport improves blood pressure, vascular function in postmenopausal women

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor wins $4.5 million for breast cancer research and therapy

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor wins $4.5 million for breast cancer research and therapy

High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

High Throughput Identification and Quantification of Breast Cancer With NMR-Based Metabolomics

Advancements in research on cancer signal transduction and treatment

Advancements in research on cancer signal transduction and treatment

New method for removing synthetic estrogen from water bodies

New method for removing synthetic estrogen from water bodies

NIH awards $1.6 million for research on hormonal control of HIV latency

NIH awards $1.6 million for research on hormonal control of HIV latency

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study elucidates the role of ERβ in growth of skeletal muscle in female mice

Study elucidates the role of ERβ in growth of skeletal muscle in female mice

Higher HMBGB1 levels associated with obesity, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease in younger black adults

Higher HMBGB1 levels associated with obesity, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease in younger black adults

Mass production of SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein using a chemical-inducible system in tobacco BY-2 cells

Mass production of SARS-CoV-2 ORF8 protein using a chemical-inducible system in tobacco BY-2 cells

Multi-faceted approach required to improve cardiovascular health of LGBTQ population

Multi-faceted approach required to improve cardiovascular health of LGBTQ population

Researchers create p16-Cre ERT2 -tdTomato mouse model to characterize in vivo senescent cells

Researchers create p16-Cre ERT2 -tdTomato mouse model to characterize in vivo senescent cells

New imaging technique can replace invasive tissue biopsies in cancer treatment

New imaging technique can replace invasive tissue biopsies in cancer treatment

Researchers identify a promising method to treat multiple sclerosis

Researchers identify a promising method to treat multiple sclerosis

New tool helps to find out toxins lurking in drinking water

New tool helps to find out toxins lurking in drinking water

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Study uncovers the locus of male sexual desire in the brain

Study uncovers the locus of male sexual desire in the brain

NAMS publishes the 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome Of Menopause Position Statement

NAMS publishes the 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome Of Menopause Position Statement