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Basic Science

Edited by Hassan Abduljabbar

King Abdulaziz University

This book explains the basic science of steroids and is targeted towards professionals engaged in health services. It should be noted that medical science evolves rapidly and some information like the understanding of steroids and their therapeutic use may change with new concepts quickly. Steroids are either naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds. They are found in plants, animals, and fungi. They mediate a very diverse set of biological responses. The most widespread steroid in the body is cholesterol, an essential component of cell membranes, and the starting point for the synthesis of other steroids. Since the science of steroids has an enormous scope, we decided to put the clinical aspects of steroids in a different book titled "Steroids-Clinical Aspects". The two books complete each other. We hope that the reader will gain valuable information from both books and enrich their knowledge about this fascinating topic.

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SteroidsBasic ScienceEdited by Hassan Abduljabbar

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1323

ISBN: 978-953-307-866-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6734-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

26216 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hormonal and Neural Mechanisms Regulating Hormone Steroids Secretion

By Roberto Domínguez, Angélica Flores and Sara E. Cruz-Morales


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2. The Tissue Specific Role of Estrogen and Progesterone in Human Endometrium and Mammary Gland

By Karin Tamm, Marina Suhorutshenko, Miia Rõõm, Jaak Simm and Madis Metsis


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3. Evolving Trends in Estrogen Receptor Biology

By Raghava Varman Thampan


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4. Cryptorchidism and Steroid Hormones

By Marzena Kamieniczna, Anna Havrylyuk and Maciej Kurpisz


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5. Dehydroepiandrosterone in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

By Yoshio Sumida, Kyoko Sakai, Tomoyuki Ohno, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Yutaka Inada, Naohisa Yoshida, Kohichiroh Yasui, Yoshito Itoh, Yuji Naito, Toshikazu Yoshikawa


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6. DHEA and Impaired Glucose Tolerance Clinical and Basic Study

By Hajime Ueshiba


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7. 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 3 Deficiency: Diagnosis, Phenotypic Variability and Molecular Findings

By Maria Felicia Faienza and Luciano Cavallo


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8. Steroid Hormones in Drosophila: How Ecdysone Coordinates Developmental Signalling with Cell Growth and Division

By Leonie Quinn, Jane Lin, Nicola Cranna, Jue Er Amanda Lee, Naomi Mitchell and Ross Hannan


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9. Approaches for Searching of Modified Steroid Estrogen Analogues with Improved Biological Properties

By Alexander Shavva, Svetlana Morozkina and Olga Galkina


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10. Drug Design Approaches to Manipulate the Agonist-Antagonist Equilibrium in Steroid Receptors

By Scott J. Lusher, Paolo Conti, Wim Dokter, Pedro H. Hermkens and Jacob de Vlieg


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