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Postby Analyst » Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 am


I'm an analytical chemist, I'm currently working on androgenic steroids. I have basic knowledge in biology and biochemistry but not enough in the subject I'm currently working on. Anyway, I have this steroidogenesis pathway on which I'm basing my research and I've succeeded in identifying all of the androgens that are mentioned. However, I'm still confused when it comes to two molecules. See in the image below there are two molecules, 4-DIONE and A-DIONE. Which of the two is Androstenedione? What's the difference between the two? Can anyone provide molecular structures or ideally CAS numbers?

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Postby JackBean » Mon May 02, 2011 12:11 pm

I would suggest you to go to KEGG site, look for the andriogenesis map and trace, which compounds are you looking for. If you click on them, you will get the structures and maybe some other identifiers

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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