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    2003

The distribution of estrogen receptor beta is distinct to that of estrogen receptor alpha and the androgen receptor in human skin and the pilosebaceous unit.

@article{Thornton2003TheDO,
  title={The distribution of estrogen receptor beta is distinct to that of estrogen receptor alpha and the androgen receptor in human skin and the pilosebaceous unit.},
  author={Margaret Julie Thornton and Anthony H Taylor and Kellie T Mulligan and Farook al-Azzawi and Calum C. Lyon and J. O'driscoll and Andrew G. Messenger},
  journal={The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          100-3
        }
}
Both estrogens and androgens play important parts in skin and hair physiology, although studies of estrogen action in human skin have been rather limited. Recently, a second estrogen receptor (beta) has been identified in many nonclassical target tissues, including androgen-dependent tissues. Therefore, we have revisited the role of estrogens in human skin and hair by comparing the pattern of expression by immunohistochemistry for both estrogen receptors (alpha and beta) and the androgen… CONTINUE READING

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