News tagged with androgens

Gene mutation found to drive prostate cancer subtype

A newly discovered genetic mutation that is found in a subtype of prostate cancer is integral to the disease's development and growth, according to research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. Their findings could pave ...

Mar 14, 2017
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Androgen

Androgen, also called androgenic hormone or testoid, is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors. This includes the activity of the accessory male sex organs and development of male secondary sex characteristics. Androgens were first discovered in 1936. Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids and the precursor of all estrogens, the female sex hormones. The primary and most well-known androgen is testosterone, other less important androgens are dihydrotestosterone and androstenedione.

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