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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Estrogen, mitochondria, and growth of cancer and non-cancer cells


Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 35294-0022, USA

Correspondence Address:
Deodutta Roy
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 35294-0022
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1186/1477-3163-4-1

In this review, we discuss estrogen actions on mitochondrial function and the possible implications on cell growth. Mitochondria are important targets of estrogen action. Therefore, an in-depth analysis of interaction between estrogen and mitochondria; and mitochondrial signaling to nucleus are pertinent to the development of new therapy strategies for the treatment of estrogen-dependent diseases related to mitochondrial disorders, including cancer.


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