oestrogen


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Synonyms for oestrogen

a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics

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In order to develop an oestrogen treatment that utilises the favourable effects of the oestrogen but not its side-effects, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have analysed which parts of the oestrogen receptor is most important in enabling oestrogen to act on bone tissue and other tissues.
Previously, inactivation of the oestrogen receptor has been shown to be mainly via DNA methylation or histone acetylation and in this type of oestrogen receptor-negative environment the only way of re-expressing the oestrogen receptor has been via DNA methylation inhibitors or histone deacetylation compounds.
Are oestrogens involved in falling sperm counts and disorders of the male reproductive tract?
Several environmental oestrogens are also anti-androgens.