Book Meme on Steroids — literally

Got tagged by a few people on this, and while its probably more generally applicable to do this with the books I have at home, I thought it might be funny to execute this at work.

1. Grab your nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

5. Tag 5 different people.

Ok – the nearest books I have are my lab notebooks… but since they’re proprietary, I could get in fairly hot water posting that… so the next-closest book is:

Reproductive Endocrinolgy 4th ed. (1999) by Sam Yen, Bob Jaffe and Robert Barbieri

The classic steroidal hormones are estrogens, progesterone, androgens, glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids and vitamin D. These are important hormones that regulate the developmental and physiologic functions of female phenotype (estrogen), pregnancy (progesterone), male phenotype (androgen), metabolism and stress responses (glucocorticoids), salt and water balance (mineralocorticoids), and calcium metabolism and skeletal growth (vitamin D).  To accomplish this task, the steroid hormones must bind to and activate a group of specific gene-regulatory molecules called receptors.

I'm not going to tag anyone in particular with this since I think its been going around for a little while, but please feel free to play along.  Just remember, kids, don't do drugs.

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9 thoughts on “Book Meme on Steroids — literally

  1. fascinating stuff!!! and I feel strange, since my nearest book is an Agatha Christie…and the sentances in question are all about searching under pots for something I think I should pass. Right underneath it though is Batya Gur, who is now unfortunately passed away from Cancer…

  2. You have lab notebooks? I will bet that only pages 1 to 5 have anything written on them, and of those only 3 pages are signed and counter-signed….or do you have MY lab notebooks sitting on your desk?

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