Mechanism of action of the sex steroid hormones (first of three parts).

Abstract

The mechanism of action of the sex steroid hormones is reviewed. Bi nding of steroid hormone (estrogen, progesterone, androgen) by target tissue, translocation of the hormone-receptor complex into the nucleus, hormone-receptor interactions with chromatin, and effects of the sex steroid hormones on chromatin structure are the main topics of discussio n. In… (More)

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