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Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroids


Maria Manuel Cruz Silva

University of Coimbra

The steroid scaffold continues to be the structural basis of new drugs for a variety of targets and diseases. Indeed, steroids interact with enzymes and receptors in a strikingly specific manner. Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroids aims to provide an updated overview of recent advances in the medicinal chemistry of steroids. Novel synthetic methods in the steroids field, including steroid biotransformations, new steroids able to tackle steroid receptors, and steroid enzymes with clinical relevance, are critically reviewed in this book. Furthermore, the diverse physiopathological roles of oxysterols and their therapeutic value are also discussed.

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Chemistry and Biological Activity of SteroidsEdited by Jorge António Ribeiro Salvador

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77331

ISBN: 978-1-78985-516-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-515-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-608-8

Copyright year: 2020

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2385 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroids - Scope and Overview

By Maria Manuel Cruz Silva and Jorge António Ribeiro Salvador


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2. Biotransformation of Steroids Using Different Microorganisms

By Arturo Cano-Flores, Javier Gómez and Rigoberto Ramos


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3. Estrone Sulfatase Inhibitors as New Anticancer Agents

By Svetlana N. Morozkina and Alexander G. Shavva


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4. Control of Liver Gene Expression by Sex Steroids and Growth Hormone Interplay

By Leandro Fernández-Pérez, Mercedes de Mirecki-Garrido, Carlota Recio and Borja Guerra


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5. Role of Androgens in Cardiovascular Diseases in Men: A Comprehensive Review

By Dilip Mukherjee, Koushik Sen, Shreyasi Gupta, Piyali Chowdhury, Suravi Majumder and Payel Guha


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6. Steroid-Based Supramolecular Systems and their Biomedical Applications: Biomolecular Recognition and Transportation

By Ruilong Sheng


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