TY - CHAP A1 - Arturo Cano-Flores A2 - Javier Gómez A3 - Rigoberto Ramos ED1 - Jorge António Ribeiro Salvador ED2 - Maria Manuel Cruz Silva Y1 - 2020-02-26 PY - 2020 T1 - Biotransformation of Steroids Using Different Microorganisms N2 - The steroid scaffold continues to be the structural basis of new drugs for a variety of targets and diseases. Indeed, steroids interact with enzymes and receptors in a strikingly specific manner. Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroids aims to provide an updated overview of recent advances in the medicinal chemistry of steroids. Novel synthetic methods in the steroids field, including steroid biotransformations, new steroids able to tackle steroid receptors, and steroid enzymes with clinical relevance, are critically reviewed in this book. Furthermore, the diverse physiopathological roles of oxysterols and their therapeutic value are also discussed. BT - Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroids SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85849 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85849 SN - 978-1-78985-516-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-11 ER -