By R T Blickenstaff
Antitumor Steroids examines using steroids, besides nonsteroidal antiestrogens and a few benzo[a]carbazoles, within the therapy of melanoma. It explains the mechanism wherein steroids and their receptors interact to impact their physiological capabilities often and their antitumor task specifically. It additionally describes the systematic screening of antitumor compounds remoted from ordinary resources.
Organized into 9 chapters, this booklet starts off with an summary of the position of steroids in melanoma remedy. It then discusses the estrogens, antiestrogens, and compounds (all containing an fragrant A-ring). the subsequent chapters reflect on androgens, a few antiandrogens, derivatives in accordance with C-19 steroids, progestins and corticoids, bile acids, and compounds with a side-chain carboxyl workforce. The publication explains the biogenesis and metabolism of androgens; the pharmacology of medroxyprogesterone acetate; the antitumor homes of evidently happening corticosteroids; sterols and cucurbitacins; nutrition D and its metabolites; and cardenolides, bufadienolides, and withanolides. The publication concludes with a bankruptcy on bile acids, sapogenins and its analogs, and miscellaneous steroids.
This booklet is a helpful source for natural and medicinal chemists biochemists, and pharmacologists attracted to using steroids in treating melanoma.
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