Edward Houghton

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Changes in the progesterone metabolite 5 alpha-dihydroprogesterone (5 alpha-DHP) in maternal plasma in late gestation, and possible sites of production of this steroid were studied in pony and Thoroughbred mares by an enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay for 5 alpha-DHP. In Thoroughbred mares, plasma 5 alpha-DHP increased from 63.7 +/- 10.5 ng/ml (27 days(More)
  • E Houghton
  • 1977
1. The metabolism of 19-nortestosterone in a cross-bred horse has been studied using 14C-labelled material. 2. Two neutral metabolites isolated from urinary extracts by column chromatography were identified as isomers of 3-hydroxyestran-17-one and estrane-3,17-diol by g.l.c.-mass spectrometry. 3. The stereochemistry of the two metabolites has been(More)
Esters of 19-nortestosterone form an important group of anabolic preparations used in veterinary practice. Based upon results from detailed metabolic studies for 19-nortestosterone in the horse, a method to confirm the administration of anabolic preparations of this steroid to castrated male horses and fillies is described; the method is based upon the use(More)
1. After intramuscular administration of [4-14C]testosterone to two cross-bred gelded horses, 45% of the radioactivity was excreted in urine in 96 h. Small amounts of urinary activity could still be detected at 200 h. 2. Neutral metabolites obtained after both enzyme and acid hydrolysis of urine samples have been investigated by g.l.c.-mass spectrometry. 3.(More)
1. The metabolism of 19-nor[4-14C]testosterone in a thoroughbred horse has been studied and neutral urinary metabolites obtained after enzyme hydrolysis have been investigated by g.l.c.-mass spectrometry. 2. 3-Hydroxyestran-17-one, 17 alpha- and 17 beta-nortestosterone, estrane-3,17-diol (two isomers), 3,16-dihydroxyestran-17-one (two isomers),(More)
For almost two decades we have known that enzymatic hydrolysis of "normal" urine samples from the entire male horse using Escherichia coli (E. coli) followed by solvolysis (ethyl acetate:methanol:sulphuric acid) results in the detection of significant amounts of estr-4-ene-3,17-dione (19-norandrost-4-ene-3,17-dione) along with estr-4-en-17beta-ol-3-one(More)
The metabolism and urinary excretion of 1,2(n)-3H-1-dehydrotestosterone were studied in cross-bred gelded horses. Approximately 40% of the dose was excreted in 24 h. The steroid metabolites were extracted by Amberlite XAD-2 resin and fractionated into glucuronides and sulphoconjugates. Unchanged 1-dehydrotestosterone was the only component identified by gas(More)
A screening procedure for anabolic steroid residues in horse urine has been developed based upon solid-phase extraction and gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric analysis in the selected ion mode. For moderate sample throughput the method provides a viable alternative to radioimmunoassay screening and has advantages over the latter technique due to its(More)
Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and selective derivatisation techniques have been used to identify urinary metabolites of methyltestosterone following oral administration to the greyhound. Several metabolites were identified including reduced, mono-, di- and trihydroxylated steroids. The major metabolites observed were(More)