DHEA / Dehydroepiandrosterone
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and demonstrates some cross reactivity with DHEAS. Negligible cross reactivity has been observed with Progesterone and Testosterone. DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the human body and a precursor of all the sex hormones. It is synthesized principally in the adrenal glands and gonads from cholesterol, through conversion to pregnenolone and 17a-Hydroxypregnenolone, by the action of P450 enzymes. DHEA is mainly found in serum as the sulphated form (DHEAS), a reversible reaction catalyzed by sulfotransferase in the adrenal glands, liver and small intestine.
Store at 4°C or -20°C. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.