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.