5-androstenediol

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Δ5-Androstenediol (abbreviated as Δ5-diol), commonly referred to simply as androstenediol, is also known as androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol or epiandrosterone or isoandrosterone or 3β-androsterone, 3β-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one, or 5α-androstan-3β-ol-17-one.

Androstenediol is an endogenous androgen and estrogen steroid hormone and intermediate in the biosynthesis of testosterone from dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

One study found it to have coxsackie b4 antiviral activity 100 times more potent than DHEA.[1]

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  1. Loria, R. M.; Padgett, D. A.; Huynh, P. N. (Sep 1996). "Regulation of the immune response by dehydroepiandrosterone and its metabolites". The Journal of Endocrinology. 150 Suppl: S209–220. ISSN 0022-0795. PMID 8943803. 

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