An attempt has been made to attract contributions which illustrate the importance of certain enzymatic processes involved in steroid biosynthesis and metabolism and, in some cases, leading to steroidal action in target sites. Investigators actively engaged in research in such areas were invited to present their material in a manner which they considered fitting. It is hoped that as a result if this, the publication will possess sufficient depth to warrant approval. The blend of review material and experimental data originating in the author laboratories will, it is felt, make for useful reading.
Table of Contents
1. Alternative Pathways of Steroid Biosynthesis and the Origin, Metabolism, and Biological Effects of Ring B Unsaturated Estrogens 2. Factors Controlling the Biosynthesis of Aldosterone 3. Influence of Steroid Conjugation on Excretion and Tissue Distribution 4. Hydroxylated C18 and C19 Steroids- Their Significance and Factors Related to their Biosynthesis