Features of 4-Androstenedione
4- Androstenedione can be used as pharmaceutical material, steroid hormone and anabolin.
4- Androstenedione can be used for treatment of anorchia replacement therapy.
4- Androstenedione can be used to increase the number of muscle.
How is 4-androstenedione controlled?
Due to its secretion from a number of different glands and its often rapid conversion to other hormones, the control of 4-androstenedione within the body is very complex. However, two key parts of the brain (thehypothalamus and pituitary gland) are known to be important in the control of 4-androstenedione secretion from the testes, ovaries and adrenal cortex.
The release of 4-androstenedione by the adrenal cortex is thought to be related to the pituitary gland's secretion of a specialised hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone. Precisely how adrenocorticotropic hormone and other hormones control the adrenal gland's production of 4-androstenedione is, however, unclear.
The testes and ovaries are stimulated to release 4-androstenedione by luteinising hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. These are released from the anterior pituitary gland in response to a hormone signal from the hypothalamus.
What happens if I have too much 4-androstenedione?
The effects of too much 4-androstenedione are likely to result from its conversion in the body to oestrogen or testosterone.