Is dehydroepiandrosterone a hormone?

  title={Is dehydroepiandrosterone a hormone?},
  author={Fernand Labrie and Van Luu-The and Alain B{\'e}langer and S X Lin and John J. L. Simard and Georges Pelletier and Claude Labrie},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  volume={187 2},
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is not a hormone but it is a very important prohormone secreted in large amounts by the adrenals in humans and other primates, but not in lower species. It is secreted in larger quantities than cortisol and is present in the blood at concentrations only second to cholesterol. All the enzymes required to transform DHEA into androgens and/or estrogens are expressed in a cell-specific manner in a large series of peripheral target tissues, thus permitting all androgen… CONTINUE READING
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