Steroid hormones are widely distributed, cholesterol-derived, small hydrophobic molecules. They mediate a variety of biological functions, including tissue development, differentiation and homeostasis. Mammalian steroid hormones (androgens, glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, estrogens and progestins) exert their function by binding to the corresponding intracellular steroid hormone receptor. This binding triggers a complex set of molecular events, including protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions.

adenocarcinoma, antigen expression, prostate cancer, urology
F.T.B. Bosman (Fré)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Stichting Nederlandse Kankerbestrijding
hdl.handle.net/1765/18168
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Cleutjens, C.B.J.M. (1997, June 18). Regulation of prostate-specific antigen expression. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18168