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Compound Summary for: CID 76

Dehydroepiandrosterone

Also known as: PRASTERONE; Diandron, 17-Hormoforin; Dehydro-epi-androsterone; 3-Hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one; 3-beta-Hydroxy-5-androsten-17-one
Molecular Formula: C19H28O2   Molecular Weight: 288.42442   InChIKey: FMGSKLZLMKYGDP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A major C19 steroid produced by the ADRENAL CORTEX. It is also produced in small quantities in the TESTIS and the OVARY. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can be converted to TESTOSTERONE; ANDROSTENEDIONE; ESTRADIOL; and ESTRONE. Most of DHEA is sulfated (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE SULFATE) before secretion.   From: MeSH
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