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Plants are Capable of Synthesizing Animal Steroid Hormones

Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of Science, Palacký University, CZ-783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Molecules 2019, 24(14), 2585; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24142585
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 14 July 2019 / Accepted: 15 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Sterols)
As a result of the findings of scientists working on the biosynthesis and metabolism of steroids in the plant and animal kingdoms over the past five decades, it has become apparent that those compounds that naturally occur in animals can also be found as natural constituents of plants and vice versa, i.e., they have essentially the same fate in the majority of living organisms. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge on the occurrence of animal steroid hormones in the plant kingdom, particularly focusing on progesterone, testosterone, androstadienedione (boldione), androstenedione, and estrogens. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural sterols; plants; animals; steroid hormones; estrogens; progesterone; testosterone; boldenone; boldione; androstenedione natural sterols; plants; animals; steroid hormones; estrogens; progesterone; testosterone; boldenone; boldione; androstenedione
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Tarkowská, D. Plants are Capable of Synthesizing Animal Steroid Hormones. Molecules 2019, 24, 2585.

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