Extra-gonadal sites of estrogen biosynthesis and function

  title={Extra-gonadal sites of estrogen biosynthesis and function},
  author={Radwa A. Barakat and Oliver R Oakley and Heehyen Kim and Jooyoung Jin and CheMyong J Ko},
  booktitle={BMB reports},
Estrogens are the key hormones regulating the development and function of reproductive organs in all vertebrates. Recent evidence indicates that estrogens play important roles in the immune system, cancer development, and other critical biological processes related to human well-being. Obviously, the gonads (ovary and testis) are the primary sites of estrogen synthesis, but estrogens synthesized in extra- gonadal sites play an equally important role in controlling biological activities… CONTINUE READING

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