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Androstanediones are a pair of isomeric steroids which differ at the 5-position. They are distinguished as 5α-androstanedione (5α-androstane-3,17-dione) and 5β-androstanedione (5β-androstane-3,17-dione). In humans, 5α-androstanedione is a metabolic precursor of both testosterone and estrone.[1]

Androstanedione
5alpha-Androstanedione.svg
5α-Androstanedione
5beta-Androstanedione.svg
5β-Androstanedione
Names
Systematic IUPAC name
Androstane-3,17-dione
Other names
Dihydroandrostenedione;
etiocholane-3,17-dione
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C19H28O2
Molar mass 288.43 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metabocard for Androstanedione". Human Metabolome Database Version 2.5. Human Metabolome Project.