Impact of estrogens in males and androgens in females.

  title={Impact of estrogens in males and androgens in females.},
  author={Stephen R Hammes and Ellis R. Levin},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={129 5},
Androgens and estrogens are known to be critical regulators of mammalian physiology and development. While these two classes of steroids share similar structures (in general, estrogens are derived from androgens via the enzyme aromatase), they subserve markedly different functions via their specific receptors. In the past, estrogens such as estradiol were thought to be most important in the regulation of female biology, while androgens such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone were believed… 

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