Androgen receptor

What is Androgen receptor?

Androgen receptor meaning A protein that binds male hormones called androgens. Androgen receptors are found inside the cells of male reproductive tissue, some other types of tissue, and some cancer cells. In prostate cancer, androgens bind to androgen receptors inside the cancer cells, which causes the cancer cells to grow.


reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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