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steroidogenesis

Thursday 31 July 2008

Definition: Steroidogenesis is the process wherein desired forms of steroids are generated by transformation of other steroids. The pathways of steroidogenesis can differ from organism to organism, but the pathways of human steroidogenesis are shown in the figure.

Products of steroidogenesis include:

- androgens
- testosterone
- estrogens and progesterone
- corticoids
-  cortisol
- aldosterone

See also

- steroid metabolism

  • steroid biosynthesis
  • steroid degradation

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