Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Mini Review Volume 4 Issue 2

Let’s Talk About Steroids

Nida Tabassum Khan*

Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Nida Tabassum Khan, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.

Received: March 01, 2023 Published: June 01, 2023


Steroids are a group of terpenoid lipids broadly disseminated in nature that present a moderately unbending chemical conformation named gonane framed by four fused alicyclic rings. The oxidation state of the steroid core and the presence of various substitutional groups determines the specific properties/function of each steroidal molecule. Steroidal compounds assume significant role in organisms, including cell proliferation, stabilization of plasma membrane, regulation of cellular pathways etc. Steroids/steroidal intermediates are synthesised on large scale either synthetically or by means of microorganisms aided bioconversion reactions that are cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Keywords: Cell signalling; Cortisone; Biotransformation; Sapogenins; Functionalization


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Citation: Nida Tabassum Khan. “Let’s Talk About Steroids". Acta Scientific Pharmacology 4.2 (2023): 03-07.


Copyright: © 2023 Nida Tabassum Khan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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