Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary: new advances in the discovery of estradiol roles & mechanisms of action

Edited by March 5, 2019



Communicated by C Guigon (Physiology of the Gonadotrope Axis Team):


Immunohistochemistry studies on tissue micro-arrays revealed that human granulosa cell tumors of the ovary express different receptors for estradiol (E2), i.e., G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER), and estrogen receptors α (ERα) and β (ERβ). Our studies1 suggest that these receptors play distinct roles in this pathogenesis, with GPER repressing the migration of metastatic granulosa cells and ERα and ERβ promoting their proliferation and survival.

1: François et al. Carcinogenesis. 2015. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgv041.