The ontogenesis of the steroidogenic tissues.

  title={The ontogenesis of the steroidogenic tissues.},
  author={Ken-ichirou Morohashi},
  journal={Genes to cells : devoted to molecular & cellular mechanisms},
  volume={2 2},
Based on the common function of steroid hormone-producing tissues and homologous regulation by the hypothalamo-pituitary axis, the adrenal cortex and the gonads have been suggested to have an intimate ontogenic relationship. This assumption is also supported by the findings of common transcription factors implicated in the differentiation of both types of tissue and further supported by concomitant defects in such tissues due to the disruption of a single gene. Similarly, simultaneous anomalies… CONTINUE READING