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New Steroid Hormone Has Allure Of Its Own

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October 12, 1998
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The first steroid hormone unearthed in 30 years is chemical cousin to the molecule that lures pigs to truffles, and like that rare and elusive fungus, it is in a class by itself. Previously discovered steroid hormones boost or turn on genes. The new hormone, described in the Oct. 8 issue of Nature, defines a tantalizing new mode of action since it is the first hormone that reverses or halts gene activity.

LA JOLLA, CALIF. -- The first steroid hormone unearthed in 30 years is chemical cousin to the molecule that lures pigs to truffles, and like that rare and elusive fungus, it is in a class by itself.


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