How estrogen regulates gene expression
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How estrogen regulates gene expression

Estrogens are a group of hormones that are essential for normal female sexual development and for the healthy functioning of the reproductive system. They also are involved in certain conditions, such as breast cancer. Estrogen also plays a role in male sexual function. These hormones carry out their functions by turning genes on and off … Continue reading

Discovery of the new hormone asprosin could have potential implications in treatment of diabetes
Articles / Diabetes / Endocrinology

Discovery of the new hormone asprosin could have potential implications in treatment of diabetes

By Dipali Pathak When Dr. Atul Chopra began studying a rare genetic condition called neonatal progeroid syndrome (NPS) he did not suspect that his discoveries could potentially affect the lives of millions of people living with a different condition, type 2 diabetes. The findings appear in the journal Cell. NPS keeps the body from accumulating fat, … Continue reading

Effects of low birthweight span generations but are overcome with diet
Articles / Digests / Endocrinology / Microbiome

Effects of low birthweight span generations but are overcome with diet

By Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H. Rat pups born too small are likely to be obese in adulthood and at greater risk for metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, which often precede diabetes and heart disease – all as a result of epigenetic changes that affect the architecture of the DNA (genetic code) and  chromatin (histone code). Those … Continue reading