Driven by the great medicinal potential of the steroidal sex hormones and anti-inflammatory agents, the period of the 1930s through the 1950s has been called the golden age of steroid chemistry. In recent years, steroid research has witnessed a renaissance, as a new generation of scientists has begun to recognize the pharmacologically privileged nature of the steroidal molecular framework. This blog highlights achievements pertaining to steroid technologies published from 2010 to the present.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Chemical Synthesis of the Cardiotonic Steroid Glycosides
If you're interested in the organic chemistry and pharmacology associated with structually complex and medicinally important natural products such as ouabain, digoxin, and batrachotoxin, please have a look at this review article, published recently in Chemistry - A European Journal.