© 1982

Hormones in Human Amniotic Fluid


Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 1-1
  3. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 2-4
  4. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 18-71
  5. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 72-78
  6. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 99-101
  7. Adolf E. Schindler
    Pages 102-133
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 134-160

About this book


This monograph represents the first comprehensive review of hormones in human amniotic fluid and includes data published up to and including 1980. Recently, more extensive use of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis and evaluation of fetal lung maturation has shown that amniotic fluid hormone measurements can aid in the diagnosis of fetal and placental abnormalities. The material is presented in two main sections dealing with steroid and protein hormones. The methods of identification and quantitation are delineated, and the findings are discussed in relation to the clinical conditions. In addition, particular attention has been directed towards up-to-date review of the sources, metabolism and transfer of human amniotic fluid hormones. The review is intended to serve the needs of clinicians, basic scientists and students, providing detailed information on human amniotic fluid hormones in order to improve patient care and indicate possibilities for further investigations. Ttibingen, January 1982 A.E. Schindler Contents Introduction A. 1 Origin of Human Amniotic Fluid . 2 B. C. Origin and Regulation of Steroids in Human Amniotic Fluid . 5 D. Methods of Isolation and Identification of Steroids in Human Amniotic Fluid 6 I. C , C , and C Steroids . 6 30 29 28 II. C Steroids 6 27 1. Cholesterol 6 2. Cholestanol . 6 3. ,::l7 -Cholestenol and ,::l8 -Cholestenol. 6 4. 7-Dehydrocholesterol and Desmosterol . 6 ,::l5_C Steroids. III. 7 21 1. Pregnenolone 7 2. 16cx-H ydroxypregnenolone. 7 3. 17cx-Hydroxypregnenolone.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universitäts-Frauenklinik TübingenTübingenFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hormones in Human Amniotic Fluid
  • Authors A.E. Schindler
  • Series Title Monographs on Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-10810-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81658-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81656-7
  • Series ISSN 0077-1015
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Internal Medicine
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