Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
On-line version ISSN 1806-9940
MARQUES, Marlice Aparecida Sipoli; PEREIRA, Henrique Marcelo Gualberto and AQUINO NETO, Francisco Radler de. Control of doping with anabolic agents: the steroid profile and its regulations. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2003, vol.9, n.1, pp. 15-24. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922003000100004.
The concept of steroid profile is discussed in this paper. The main metabolic routes are presented. The importance of evaluating steroid profiles is demonstrated, with special attention to clinical medicine and sports. Parameters used in the literature for doping control of endogenous steroids are briefly evaluated, as well as the factors responsible for alterations in the normal steroid profile. Special focus is turned to the latter approach.
Keywords : Steroids; Profile; Biosynthesis; Doping.