Steroids: Biosynthesis, Functions and Health Implications


Carlos Amada Figueiredo (Editor)
Luiza Cação Garces (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

Steroid hormones secreted from peripheral reproductive endocrine tissues regulate many important physiological functions not only during development, but also into adulthood and play a key role in the growth, differentiation and function of reproductive tissues. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biosynthesis, functions and health implications of steroids. Topics include cytotoxic steroids and derivatives in the development of anticancer drugs; identifying steroid hormones in biological and environmental samples; steroid receptors involvement in the pathogenesis of abnormal ovarian follicular cysts; estrogen treatment after menopause to protect against dementia and cognitive decline; the evolving role of steroids in immunosuppression and transplantation; nasal steroids in adenoidal hypertrophy; and cytogenetic damage following anabolic steroids exposure. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Cytotoxic Steroids and Derivatives: Exploring Natural Compounds to Develop Anticancer Drugs
(João F.S. Carvalho, M. Manuel Cruz Silva, M. Luisa Sá e Melo, Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Steroid Hormones in Biological and Environmental Samples: Extraction and Determination Techniques
(Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera, Cristina Mahugo-Santana, José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, Departamento de Química, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Steroids Receptors Involvement in the Pathogenesis of the Abnormal Persistence of Ovarian Follicular Cysts
(Hugo H. Ortega, Natalia S. Alfaro, Melisa M.V. Velázquez, Florencia Rey, Matías L. Stangaferro, Belkis E. Marelli, Natalia R. Salvetti, Department of Morphological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, National University of Litoral, Argentina, and others)

Age at Natural Menopause and Memory Function: Modification by Education and Genotype
(Eef Hogervorst, Lindawati S. Kusdhany, Raden Irawati Ismail, Elza I. Auerkari, Stephan Bandelow, Chris Talbot, Tri Budi Rahardjo, Applied Cognitive Research, SSEHS, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and others)

The Evolving Role of Steroids in Clinical Transplantation
(Georgios Tsoulfas, Polyxeni Agorastou, Department of Surgery, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

The Implications of Nasal Steroids in the Treatment of Adenoidal Hypertrophy
(Marco Berlucchi, Michele Sessa, Daniela Tonni, Barbara Pedruzzi, Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Spedali Civili, and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy)

Genetic Damage and Cellular Death after Anabolic Steroids Exposure: In Vivo and In Vitro Studies
(Daniel A. Ribeiro, Department of Biosciences, Federal University of Sao Paulo, UNIFESP, SP, Brazil)


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