Quick question on chemical name

wfischer at ac.dal.ca wfischer at ac.dal.ca
Tue Mar 23 11:43:39 EST 1993


In article <1993Mar23.035441.16349 at ncsu.edu>, samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu (S. A. Modena) writes:
> In article <C4AzuL.3wp at ncifcrf.gov> toms at fcs260c2.ncifcrf.gov (Tom Schneider) writes:
>>In article <9303221525.AA08647 at net.bio.net>
>>cliff at WATSON.IBM.COM ("Cliff Pickover ", 914 945-3630) writes:
>>| ...an experimental chemical with potential use as a birth control substance
>>| for men.
>>
>>I think it's testosterone; see the latest (April 1993) Scientific American
>>for details and to confirm.
>>
>>  Tom Schneider
>>  National Cancer Institute
>>  Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
>>  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
>>  toms at ncifcrf.gov
> 
> A different chemical source comes to mind:  my recollection is that there
> was/is interest in a natural product from cotton plants...work originating
> in China.  
> 
> Steve
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I think the above poster refers to a derivative of
gossypol (sp?) which does come from cotton (I think)

It made headlines a few years back, but I haven't heard
anything recently.

-- Will Fischer



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