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J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 1996 Mar;57(5-6):363-76.

Gas chromatography/mass spectometry identification of long-term excreted metabolites of the anabolic steroid 4-chloro-1,2-dehydro-17alpha-methyltestosterone in humans.

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Institute of Biochemistry, German Sports University, Köln, Germany.


The misuse of anabolic steroids by athletes has been banned by sports organizations and is controlled by the analysis of urine samples obtained from athletes using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). To extend the retrospectivity of the analytical methods, research is focused on long-term excreted metabolites. Preliminary results concerning the long-term detection of metabolites of the anabolic androgenic steroid 4-chloro-1,2-dehydro-17alpha-methyltestosterone I are presented. A new metabolite 4-chloro-3alpha, 6 beta, 17beta-trihydroxy-17alpha-methyl-5beta-androst-l-en-16-one was isolated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) from urine following a single oral administration of 40 mg of I and characterized. Metabolite II was excreted into urine with a maximum excretion rate at approximately 48 h after administration and could be detected by gas chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry (GC/HRMS) for up to 14 days. Two further partly characterized metabolites III and IV were confirmed for more than 9 days. The same three metabolites, II-IV, in varying amounts were also detected in urine samples from athletes who administered I.

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