Clinical biochemistry of dihydrotestosterone

  title={Clinical biochemistry of dihydrotestosterone},
  author={Paula M Marchetti and Julian H. Barth},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Biochemistry},
  pages={107 - 95}
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the most potent natural androgen in humans. There has been an increasing interest in this androgen and its role in the development of primary and secondary sexual characteristics as well as its potential roles in diseases ranging from prostate and breast cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Despite the range of pathologies shown to involve DHT there is little evidence for measurement of serum DHT in the management of these diseases. In this review we describe the… 

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