The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)



Gene Review

ESR2  -  estrogen receptor 2 (ER beta)

Gallus gallus

Welcome! If you are familiar with the subject of this article, you can contribute to this open access knowledge base by deleting incorrect information, restructuring or completely rewriting any text. Read more.

High impact information on ESR2

  • Only ERalpha mRNA was expressed in all segments of the oviducts of both virgin and artificially inseminated birds, whereas ERbeta mRNA was expressed in ovarian follicles but not in the oviduct [1].
  • Quantitative RT-PCR showed that gonadal ERalpha transcript levels in juvenile alligators decreased after E2 treatment whereas ERbeta and PR transcripts were not changed [2].

Associations of ESR2 with chemical compounds

  • We examined the expression levels of these three steroid receptors (ERalpha, ERbeta, and PR) in the ovary of juvenile alligators and observed detectable levels of all three receptors [2].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of ESR2

  • Semi-quantitative RT-PCR was used to determine the expression of mRNA of the two types of receptor, ERalpha and ERbeta [1].


  1. Changes in the expression of estrogen receptor mRNA in the utero-vaginal junction containing sperm storage tubules in laying hens after repeated artificial insemination. Das, S.C., Nagasaka, N., Yoshimura, Y. Theriogenology (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Molecular cloning of the estrogen and progesterone receptors of the American alligator. Katsu, Y., Bermudez, D.S., Braun, E.L., Helbing, C., Miyagawa, S., Gunderson, M.P., Kohno, S., Bryan, T.A., Guillette, L.J., Iguchi, T. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. (2004) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities