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Receptors, Progesterone

Specific proteins found in or on cells of progesterone target tissues that specifically combine with progesterone. The cytosol progesterone-receptor complex then associates with the nucleic acids to initiate protein synthesis. There are two kinds of progesterone receptors, A and B. Both are induced by estrogen and have short half-lives.

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.826.750.765

MeSH Unique ID: D011980

Entry Terms:

  • Progesterone Receptor
  • Receptor, Progesterone
  • Progestin Receptors
  • Receptors, Progestin
  • Progesterone Receptors

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