Metabolism of Sex Steroids

  • F. Wright
  • P. Mauvais-Jarvis
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 87 / 1)


In recent years, human skin has been recognised as a target organ for several steroid hormones, among them sex steroids, i.e. androgens, oestrogens and progesterone. Human skin participates not only in the catabolism of these steroids but also in the synthesis of active hormones from steroid precursors supplied by the blood vessels.


Human Skin Male Pseudohermaphroditism Androgen Metabolism Testicular Feminisation Skin Homogenate 
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