Steroid Hormones and Enzymes

  • Laurence Shore
Part of the Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology book series (ETEP, volume 1)


This chapter provides a description of hormones, particularly androstenedione, progesterone, testosterone, estradiol and estrone, their physiochemical parameters, target organs and ubiquity in nature. The physiologically active steroids are produced from cholesterol. The two principal male hormones are testosterone and androstenedione and the two principal female hormones are estrone and estradiol. The main sources are cattle > poultry > swine manure. The hormones in the manure depend on the mode of excretion by the animal.


Round Goby Swine Manure Insect Growth Regulator Active Steroid Clarias Gariepinus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Endocrinology and ToxicologyKimron Veterinary InstituteBet DaganIsrael

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