Sex steroids effects on the endocrine pancreas

  title={Sex steroids effects on the endocrine pancreas},
  author={S Morimoto and Ang{\'e}lica Morales and Elena Zambrano and Cristina Fern{\'a}ndez-Mej{\'i}a},
  journal={The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
The endocrine pancreas is central in the physiopathology of diabetes mellitus. Nutrients and hormones control endocrine pancreatic function and the secretion of insulin and other pancreatic islet hormones. Although the pancreas is not usually considered as a target of steroids, increasing evidence indicates that sex steroid hormones modify pancreatic islet function. The biological effects of steroid hormones are transduced by both, classical and non-classical steroid receptors that in turn… CONTINUE READING