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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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

Study suggests role for estrogen replacement to protect women against Alzheimer's

Study suggests role for estrogen replacement to protect women against Alzheimer's

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Brain estrogen critical for astrocyte activation and neuroprotection

Brain estrogen critical for astrocyte activation and neuroprotection

New breast cancer drug is safe and effective, can halt disease progression

New breast cancer drug is safe and effective, can halt disease progression

Study: Estrogen may reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women

Study: Estrogen may reduce severity of COVID-19 symptoms in women

Estradiol appears to help in female SARS-CoV-2 infection

Estradiol appears to help in female SARS-CoV-2 infection

Sortilin may hold the key to developing more effective treatment for pancreatic cancer

Sortilin may hold the key to developing more effective treatment for pancreatic cancer

New type of immunotherapy extends survival of mice with triple negative breast tumors

New type of immunotherapy extends survival of mice with triple negative breast tumors