Which androgens are bound to albumin?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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The remaining androgens, DHEAS, DHEA, and androstenedione are almost entirely bound to albumin. Unlike SHBG; albumin has a low affinity for sex hormones, so the albumin-bound androgens are readily available to tissues.


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