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Steroids --> corticosteroids

A group of synthetic hormones including prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone used in the treatment of some leukaemias and also to suppress graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplant. Side effects include an increased risk of infection.

steroids are also a lipid-base hormone which are related to the four-ring structure of cholesterol separated by their functional groups or side goups

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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... and yes beer. The present day foods are filled with problems that previous generations did not have to suffer with- including gmo foods,hormones/steroids in the food, estrogen in the soy, artificial coloring and many preservatives. It is getting to a near impossibility trying to eat to live, ...

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by Sydstatue
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Greetings, 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 ...

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by Analyst
Mon May 02, 2011 11:49 am
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Topic: Androgens
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... and didn't care much and you gave him all the correct answers... Definitely so! Neutral fats are part of the lipid family, just as well as steroids and triglycerides.

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by Tranc3r
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Verify my simple t/f answers?
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Mystery Molecule

Yep it does not seem to have the sterol structure (that includes the pentagonal ring) and that defines steroids (see plenty here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steroidogenesis.svg). But your reasons to eliminates all the others are perfectly correct. So I feel a bit confused ...

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by canalon
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mystery Molecule
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Mystery Molecule

... . However, a lot of students in my class are disagreeing with my answer, and I am starting to understand why. I looked up structural formulas of steroids, and the closest structure I found to the one pictured above was that of cholesterol . However, there is a pentagonal carbon structure in cholesterol ...

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by TomCat
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Mystery Molecule
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