Defending the brain from estrogen

David A. Puts, Cynthia L. Jordan, S. Marc Breedlove

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Alpha-fetoprotein binds estrogens in the developing brain. A new paper shows that inhibiting estrogen rescues the brain masculinization found in female mice lacking this gene, suggesting that alpha-fetoprotein inhibits estrogen activity in females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)


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