Differential distribution of estrogen receptor-beta and estrogen receptor-alpha in the porcine ovary.

@article{Somczyska2001DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential distribution of estrogen receptor-beta and estrogen receptor-alpha in the porcine ovary.},
  author={Maria Słomczyńska and Jolanta Woźniak},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={238-44}
}
Steroids act on the follicle through autocrine and paracrine mechanisms to regulate follicular growth and steroidogenesis. Estradiol plays a significant role in determining the fate of the developing follicle and acts via specific receptors which are nuclear transcription factors. It has been established that besides classical estrogen receptor-alpha (ER alpha) novel forms termed ER beta exist. In species studied to date these two types of ERs exhibit different tissue localisation patterns and… CONTINUE READING