Special Issue "Steroids"

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A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Metabolites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Erkki Kolehmainen
Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, P. O. Box 35, FI-40014, Jyväskylä, Finland
Website: https://www.jyu.fi/kemia/tutkimus/orgaaninen/staff/kolehmainen/
E-Mail: erkki.t.kolehmainen@jyu.fi
Phone: +358 14 260 2653
Fax: +358 14 260 2501
Interests: structural chemistry; bile acid chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Steroid research has a long and brilliant history. It has helped us to understand vital and fatal processes in our bodies, to develop efficient drugs and pharmaceutical preparations, to manage age dependent athropies etc. In spite of that, steroid research is continuing its triumph. As examples can be mentioned recent genomic studies of primitive animals which has provided important data for understanding the origins of enzymes that synthesize adrenal and sex steroids and the receptors that mediate physiological response to these vertebrate steroids. Another new discovery is the hormonal activity of bile acids which means that their physiological role is much larger than as fat solubilizing agents alone. Further, steroidal conjugates of drug molecules can act as proper prodrugs via enterohepatic circulation or various types of steroid receptors. Steroidal supramolecular gels and micellar systems can be very valuable in developing pharmaceutical preparations as well. Taking into account the increased morbidity connected with obesity (diabetes, vascular disease, cancer etc.) in developed countries, functional food supplies based on phytosterols can be of great value. A basic aim of this "Steroids" special issue is to collect papers on the above mentioned new trends in steroid research but also other steroidal studies are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Erkki Kolehmainen
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • vitamin D
  • steroid hormone synthesis
  • bile acid
  • phytosterols and their conjugates
  • steroids

Published Papers (21 papers)

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Molecules 2013, 18(12), 15636-15647; doi:10.3390/molecules181215636
Received: 13 September 2013; in revised form: 10 December 2013 / Accepted: 10 December 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(11), 14013-14032; doi:10.3390/molecules181114013
Received: 30 August 2013; in revised form: 5 October 2013 / Accepted: 6 October 2013 / Published: 13 November 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(11), 13666-13679; doi:10.3390/molecules181113666
Received: 11 September 2013; in revised form: 1 November 2013 / Accepted: 1 November 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(11), 13228-13244; doi:10.3390/molecules181113228
Received: 11 September 2013; in revised form: 18 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 October 2013 / Published: 25 October 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(11), 13124-13138; doi:10.3390/molecules181113124
Received: 28 August 2013; in revised form: 23 September 2013 / Accepted: 25 September 2013 / Published: 24 October 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(10), 13043-13060; doi:10.3390/molecules181013043
Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 12 October 2013 / Published: 21 October 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(10), 12857-12876; doi:10.3390/molecules181012857
Received: 7 August 2013; in revised form: 25 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 October 2013 / Published: 16 October 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(10), 12012-12028; doi:10.3390/molecules181012012
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 20 September 2013 / Accepted: 21 September 2013 / Published: 27 September 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 11067-11085; doi:10.3390/molecules180911067
Received: 25 July 2013; in revised form: 2 September 2013 / Accepted: 5 September 2013 / Published: 10 September 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(9), 10497-10513; doi:10.3390/molecules180910497
Received: 9 July 2013; in revised form: 21 August 2013 / Accepted: 27 August 2013 / Published: 30 August 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(7), 7389-7406; doi:10.3390/molecules18077389
Received: 24 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 19 June 2013 / Published: 24 June 2013
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Molecules 2013, 18(4), 3745-3759; doi:10.3390/molecules18043745
Received: 25 February 2013; in revised form: 19 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 25 March 2013
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Molecules 2012, 17(2), 1939-1968; doi:10.3390/molecules17021939
Received: 13 January 2012; in revised form: 3 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 16 February 2012
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Molecules 2012, 17(1), 355-368; doi:10.3390/molecules17010355
Received: 1 November 2011; in revised form: 14 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 December 2011 / Published: 30 December 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(12), 10168-10186; doi:10.3390/molecules161210168
Received: 10 November 2011; Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published: 7 December 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(12), 9983-10001; doi:10.3390/molecules16129983
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 21 November 2011 / Accepted: 21 November 2011 / Published: 2 December 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(11), 9404-9420; doi:10.3390/molecules16119404
Received: 29 September 2011; in revised form: 2 November 2011 / Accepted: 7 November 2011 / Published: 10 November 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(11), 9357-9367; doi:10.3390/molecules16119357
Received: 25 October 2011; in revised form: 31 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 8 November 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(10), 8646-8653; doi:10.3390/molecules16108646
Received: 5 September 2011; in revised form: 10 October 2011 / Accepted: 11 October 2011 / Published: 13 October 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(8), 6603-6620; doi:10.3390/molecules16086603
Received: 30 June 2011; in revised form: 28 July 2011 / Accepted: 29 July 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
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Molecules 2011, 16(8), 6306-6312; doi:10.3390/molecules16086306
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 18 July 2011 / Accepted: 25 July 2011 / Published: 26 July 2011
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