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What is the steroids

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Asked by anil reddy, 22 Apr '10 06:30 pm
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A steroid is a type of organic compound that contains a specific arrangement of four rings that are joined to each other. Examples of steroids include cholesterol, the sex hormones estradiol and testosterone, and the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone.The sterane core of steroids is composed of seventeen carbon atoms bonded together to form four fused rings: three cyclohexane rings (designated as rings A, B, and C in the figure to the right) and one cyclopentane ring (the D ring). The steroids vary by the functional groups attached to these rings and by the oxidation state of the rings. Sterols are special forms of steroids, with a hydroxyl group at position and a skeleton derived from cholestane.Hundreds of distinct steroids are found in plants, animals, and fungi. All steroids are made in cells either from the sterols lanosterol (animals and fungi) or cycloartenol (plants). Both, lanosterol and cycloartenol, are derived from the cyclization of the triterpene squalene
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 22 Apr '10 06:59 pm

 
  
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