Estrogen, efferent ductules, and the epididymis.

  title={Estrogen, efferent ductules, and the epididymis.},
  author={Avenel Joseph and Barry D. Shur and Rex Allen Hess},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  volume={84 2},
Estrogen's presence in the male reproductive system has been known for over 60 years, but its potential function in the epididymis remains an important area of investigation. Estrogen is synthesized by germ cells, producing a relatively high concentration in rete testis fluid. There are two estrogen receptors (ESR), the presence of which in the head of the epididymis is well documented and consistent between species; however, in other regions of the epididymis, their expression appears to be… CONTINUE READING


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