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Table 1 Estrogen-sensitive tissues and cells (data from reference [1])

From: Placental expression of estrogen receptor beta and its hormone binding variant – comparison with estrogen receptor alpha and a role for estrogen receptors in asymmetric division and differentiation of estrogen-dependent cells

Classical targets Non-classical targets
Ovary Kidney
Vagina Islets of Langerhans
Uterus Liver
Mammary gland Bone
Adrenal gland Cardiovascular system
Prostate Macrophages
Pituitary gland Thymocytes
Hypothalamus Lymphoid cells
Leydig cells Endothelial cells
  Osteoblastic cells
  Glial cells
  Schwann cells