Androgen is a steroid hormone that binds to androgen receptors and stimulates the development and maintenance of male characteristics. Of all the androgens the most commonly known androgen is Testosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and androstenedione are less known androgens but of equal importance as that of testosterone. Dihydrotestosterone in the embryo life causes differentiation of penis, scrotum and prostate and later it contributes to prostate growth, male balding, and sebaceous gland activity. The epithelial cells of the sex cords in developing testes derived from mesoderm become the Sertoli cells, which will function to support the formation of sperm cell. By 8th week of human fetal development a minor population of nonepithelial cells appears between the tubules.
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science is an official journal of OMICS group international that publishes all the papers related to androgens. The papers published in the journal are subjected to strict and thorough peer review process.
Last date updated on July, 2014