T Nation

What is this?

I took a biochem. exam today, and the extra credit question was : Identify 5alpha-an-drost-16-en-one and is it active? I and about 8-10 other people were clueless. BTW, the professor wasn’t there to answer questions.

Androstenone is a human pheromone (chemical secreted functioning as an attractant of the opposite sex). Found in human sweat.

How did you answer the second part? Absolutely Prof! I have wood for you right now!!

Androstenone is 5alpha-androst-16-en-3-one.