Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

ISSN - 2157-7536

Steroid Transformation

The transformations that occur after steroids intake called as Steroid Transformations. These are the oral steroids that are taken by body builders and fitness trainers. The main side effect of oral steroids is osteoporosis, weight gain and getting infections.

Steroids are one of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon structure. Steroids include drugs used to relieve swelling and inflammation, such as prednisone and cortisone; vitamin D; and some sex hormones, such as testosterone and estradiol. Most steroids bind to cellular receptor that then traverses to the nucleus of the cell and causes a change in the expression of specific genes in the cell.