Constanze Hartmann

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The odorous steroid 5α-androst-16-en-3-one (AND) occurs in numerous biological fluids in mammals, including man, where it is believed to play a chemocommunicative role. As AND was recently detected in milk and amniotic fluid, sensitivity and hedonic responses to this substance were assessed in human neonates. To this aim, respiration and facial expressions(More)
Only little is known about whether single volatile compounds are as efficient in eliciting behavioral responses in animals as the whole complex mixture of a behaviorally relevant odor. Recent studies analysing the composition of volatiles in mammalian blood, an important prey-associated odor stimulus for predators, found the odorant(More)
A method was developed for the quantification of 5-α-androst-16-en-3-one in human breast milk based on application of a stable isotope dilution assay using 5α-androst-16-en-3-one-6, 6-d(2). The procedure includes extraction of the human milk by hexane with subsequent clean-up of the obtained extract by gel permeation and silica gel column chromatography.(More)
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