Determination of hormonal active compounds in meat

육류 식품중 호르몬 성분의 분석

  • Seo, Jungju (Hazardous Substance Research Team, Korea Basic Science Institute)
  • 서정주 (한국기초과학지원연구원 유해물질분석연구팀)
  • Received : 2008.09.19
  • Accepted : 2008.11.19
  • Published : 2008.12.25


To determine the trace level of synthetic and natural hormones in food, the improvement of official analytical method and new development of simultaneous determination of hormones were established. On the basis of developed analytical method, the background level of natural hormones and distribution of residual hormones were monitored in meat. Target hormones were six natural hormones such as estrogens ($17{\beta}$-estradiol, $17{\alpha}$-estradiol, estrone), androgens ($17{\beta}$-testosterone, $17{\alpha}$-testosterone), and gestagens (progesterone) and three synthetic hormones such as DES, zeranol, and taleranol. These hormones were analyzed by gas chromatographymass spectrometry. Newly developed multi-residue analysis method was applied for meat sample which were collected from market in the capital region and monitored the presence of residues of synthetic and natural steroid hormones. No residue of synthetic hormones were detected and endogenous level of progesterone was detected in cattle, pig and liver samples tested.


Natural hormones;synthetic hormones;GC/MS;meat


Supported by : 식품의약품안전청


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