Estrogen can protect neurons: modes of action.

  title={Estrogen can protect neurons: modes of action.},
  author={Christian Behl},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={83 1-5},
  • Christian Behl
  • Published 2002 in
    The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular…
The female sex hormone estrogen is a steroid that activates estrogen receptors which may act as nuclear transcription factors. In addition to its well-known functions in reproductive tissue, estrogen and its receptors may also act in various regions throughout the body including the brain. Recently, the neuroprotective functions of estrogen have been investigated in greater detail. Besides acting as a powerful neuroprotective antioxidant molecule estrogen may activate the transcription of… CONTINUE READING

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