Steroid hormones and bone.

  title={Steroid hormones and bone.},
  author={Wen Hua Huang and Ming H. Zheng},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  volume={14 4},
Steroid hormones have an important impact on bone. The mechanism of steroid action on bone cells is through an interaction with specific receptor proteins in the target cells. Steroid receptors are a class of molecules that function as both signal transducers and transcription factors. The receptors each have similar functional domains that are responsible for discrete functions. The mechanism of receptor action is mediated by both genomic and nongenomic pathways. It is believed that in genomic… CONTINUE READING