Females lacking estrogen receptor alpha--a molecule that sends estrogen signals to neurons--in those parts of the brain become obese and develop related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
What does ER stand for?
ER stands for Estrogen Receptor
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- Equipment Requisition
- Equipment Room
- Error Recorder
- Escape Route
- Established Record
- Established Reliability (C-17 acquisition program)
- Estimate of Repair
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Direct effects are mediated through prostatic estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha) and beta (ERbeta) with expression levels changing over time and with disease progression.
Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) has patented a method of screening a subject for increased likelihood of having a favorable response to estrogen replacement therapy comprises detecting the presence of the rare form of at least one estrogen receptor alpha polymorphism in the subject, the presence of the estrogen receptor alpha polymorphism indicating the subject is more likely to have a favorable response to estrogen replacement therapy (e.
In studies of mice, "we saw that the organ that always had the highest activation of estrogen receptor was the liver," she said.