Mode of Action of Steroid Hormones: A Historical Review

  • P. Karlson
Conference paper
Part of the 40. Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 6.– 8. April 1989 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 40)

Abstract

This autumn we can celebrate the 60th anniversary of the isolation of the first steroid hormone, estrone, by E.A. Doisy in the USA and — independently — A. Butenandt in Germany. Within 5 years the other sex hormones (androsterone, testosterone, progesterone) were isolated, followed by the glucocorticosteroids in 1936–39.

Keywords

Cholesterol Testosterone Progesterone Estradiol Tritium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Karlson
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  1. 1.Institut für Molekularbiologie und TumorforschungPhilipps-UniversitätMarburgFed. Rep. of Germany

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