IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN)
World Wide Web version prepared by G. P. Moss
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The recommendations in this version are identical to those in the published document, [see Eur. J. Biochem., 1989, 186, 429-458; 1993, 213, 2; Pure Appl. Chem. 1989, 61, 1783-1822; also pages xxx-lix in Dictionary of Steroids edited R A Hill, D N Kirk, H L J Makin and GM Murphy, Chapman and Hall, London, 1991; Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pages 192-221; Copyright IUBMB and IUPAC]. Any comments, corrections or suggestions for a future edition should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A PDF (1597 kB) of the printed version is available.
See also Kem. Kozl., 1975, 44, 543-588 (1971 version) (in Hungarian) and J.W. Morzycki, W.J. Szczepek, Nomenklatura steroidów, Wiad. Chem. Biblioteka, 1994. [ISBN 83-229-1082-7] (in Polish)
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In order to prepare the World Wide Web version the text has been divided into the following sections.
Contents and Introduction
3S-2. Fundamental carbocycles, unsaturation and alkyl substitution at C-17 (3S-2.1 to 3S-2.4)
3S-2. Fundamental carbocycles, unsaturation and alkyl substitution at C-17 (continued) (3S-2.5 to 3S-2.10)
3S-3. Steroids with heterocyclic rings in the side chain
3S-4. Functional groups (3S-4.0 to 3S-4.3)
3S-4. Functional groups (continued) (3S-4.4 to 3S-4.10)
3S-5. Stereochemical modifications
3S-6. Lengthening and shortening of side chains and elimination of methylgroups
3S-7. Ring contraction and expansion
3S-8. Ring fission and 3S-9. Vitamin D group
3S-10. Additional rings and References
Appendix. Selected international non-proprietary names (INNs) of steroids
Pronunciation of pregn-4-eneRelevant references are quoted at the end of each section as well as all together at the end.
Numbering of Steroid Side-chain Atoms
This document has been printed in a number of places. A full list is as follows: Nomenclature of steroids Recommendations 1989, Eur. J. Biochem., 1989, 186, 429-458; 1993, 213, 2; Pure Appl. Chem. 1989, 61, 1783-1822; Dictionary of Steroids (Hill, R.A., Kirk, D.N., Makin, H.L.J. and Murphy, G.M., eds) Chapman and Hall, London, 1991, pp xxx-lix; Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents,, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 192-221.
An extension to the rules was published in the JCBN/NC-IUB Newsletter 1992; see Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents,, 2nd edition, Portland Press, 1992, pp 335.
These recommendations were prepared by a working party of the IUPAC-IUB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN), whose members were P. Karlson (chairman), J. R. Bull, K. Engel, J. Fried, H. W. Kircher, K. L. Loening, G. P. Moss, G. Popják and M. R. Uskokovic.
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