Steroid hormones have influence on activity of genesThe manner in which genes are expressed in rodents is affected by intermittent signaling by steroid hormones, according to a research by scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA.

The research appeared online and appeared in the September 2009 issue of Nature Cell Biology.

The finding is expected to have implications for understanding how steroids work and can help in opening up novel avenues for development of new therapies.