Thursday, October 31, 2013

I'll Make You A Man

Testosterone is a hormone in the body that almost everyone is familiar with. It is responsible for the secondary sexual traits that are seen in males. It is produced in the testes and adrenal cortex in males. It is also produced in females but in smaller amounts. In females it is produced in the ovaries and also the adrenal cortex. This is a very important hormone in the medical field and even psychological field.

The testosterone molecule has six different chiral centers which means it can have 64 different stereoisomers. It has one enantiomer and 62 diastereomers.

Works Cited
Magolan, J. "Chem 275 Practice Problem Set." . N.p., 01 10 2010. Web. 31 Oct 2013. < 275 Practice Problem Set - Weeks 5 and 6 - Solutions.pdf>.
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