Track: Steroid Hormones and Receptors

Steroid Hormones and Receptors


Steroid hormones like estrogen and testosterone orchestrate key bodily functions by passing through cell membranes and binding to specific receptors inside cells. This union triggers changes in gene expression, influencing processes such as metabolism, immune function, and reproduction. The precision of this hormone-receptor interaction is vital for maintaining health, with imbalances leading to conditions like Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease. Research into these pathways is critical for crafting therapies for hormone-related disorders.
• Mineralocorticoid receptor
• Nuclear hormone receptors
• Hydroxysteroids
• Ketosteroids
• Hormone Responsive Elements