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Society for Endocrinology BES 2019

Brighton, United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 - 13 Nov 2019

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Come and exchange knowledge, share experiences and strengthen collaborations across our global community of endocrinologists!


Society for Endocrinology Medal Lecture

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Sex steroids and the endometrium: dynamics and disorders

Gibson Douglas , Collins Frances , Simisidellis Ioannis , Kirkwood Phoebe , Esnal-Zufiaurre Arantza , Saunders Philippa

The endometrium is a complex tissue with luminal and glandular epithelial cell layers supported on a multicellular stromal compartment; in women the inner (luminal) portion of the tissue breaks down and is shed during menstruation. The endometrium is exquisitely sensitive to the actions of sex steroids (oestrogens, progestogens and androgens) produced in ovarian and other extra gonadal tissues and delivered via blood vessels that rapidly develop and mature within the tissue (e...