Progesterone is a 21 carbon steroid that is secreted mainly from corpus luteum and placenta. It is seceted in low quantities from the cortex of adrenal gland. Progesterone show effects on different parts of the body such as: 1) In Genitourinary system it causes increase the cervical viscosity and decreases the cervical mucus and elasticity, increase in pH of vagina, Secretary changes on endometrium for implantation, decrease the ciliary activity and motility in fallopian tubes. 2) Development of alveols and lobules in breast. 3) Development of alveols and lobules in liver. 4) Antiresorptive effects on bone and increase bone mineral density. Most progesterone actions on the female reproductive tract are mediated through nuclear hormone receptors. The journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science publishes the papers on effects of progesterone. The journal is open access and hence the content can be accessed freely by the readers and the papers which will be published in the journal are subjected to peer review process and the findings are assesed by experts for the quality.
Last date updated on June, 2014