Box 4.17Structures of various immunosuppressive steroids compared with those of progesterone and cortisol

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All these steroids are C-21 or C-22 compounds with the 4-ene-3 keto core typical of all adrenal corticosteroids. Different side chains determine the potency and effective routes of administration.

From: Chapter 4, The adrenal gland

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
Nussey S, Whitehead S.
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