Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 6th, 2001
Researchers tapping into the estrogen pathway that regulates fertility in males have found two independent roles of the hormone, and they may have uncovered a new approach for developing a male contraceptive.
In a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, University of Illinois scientists report that estrogen regulates fluid reabsorption in the male reproductive tract by triggering a protein involved in sodium transport. They also detail in the paper - published in the online PNAS Early Edition on November 6, 2001 - that estrogen sustains the...
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