Development and regeneration of the nervous system: a role for neurosteroids.

Abstract

Several steroids, termed 'neurosteroids', are synthesized from cholesterol within both the central and peripheral nervous systems. These include pregnenolone and its sulfate ester, progesterone and its 5 alpha-reduced metabolites. Dehydroepiandrosterone, mainly in its sulfated form, also remains present in the brain long after removal of the steroidogenic… (More)

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@article{Schumacher1996DevelopmentAR, title={Development and regeneration of the nervous system: a role for neurosteroids.}, author={Mare Schumacher and Paul Robel and Etienne Emile Baulieu}, journal={Developmental neuroscience}, year={1996}, volume={18 1-2}, pages={6-21} }