Tag Archives: estrogen

Human chorionic gonadotrophin induces ovarian follicle growth in pregnant sows

Fertility of female pigs is often significantly depressed during the summer and early autumn, an effect referred to as seasonal infertility. Manifestations of seasonal infertility can include reduced pregnancy rates and, less often, smaller litter sizes. These

Stress, sex, and sunlight – a different perspective on vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood have been associated with a high risk of developing several diseases, including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Our study group has been working on the role

The synergistic role of prolactin and estrogen in breast cancer requires PAK1

In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates about 40,000 deaths will result from breast cancer. This makes breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer-related among women. Despite the frightening statistics, the death rates from breast cancer

Blockade of estrogen receptor alpha mitigates alcohol-evoked myocardial dysfunction in female rats

Recent evidence challenges the longstanding view that light-to-moderate alcohol drinking might confer cardioprotection, and the latter is mostly based on population studies in men or in male experimental animals. However, while the reduction in blood pressure caused

The protective role of estrogens in prostate cancer and its relationship with the SCF/c-KIT system

Prostate Cancer (PCa) is the most common oncological disorder in men worldwide, mainly affecting individuals over the age of 50. Therefore, the population aging and the improved expectancy of life have been contributing to the increased incidence

Sex, salt, and the central nervous system: estrogen and body sodium balance

Historically, research about reproductive hormones like estrogen has focused on reproduction and reproductive behaviors. Certainly, this focus is understandable; however, it is becoming increasingly obvious that estrogen plays a broader role . In fact , estrogen profoundly