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17 beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17HSD) type 2 efficiently catalyzes the conversion of the high activity 17 beta-hydroxy forms of sex steroids into less potent 17-ketosteroids. In the present study in situ hybridization was utilized to analyze the cellular localization of 17HSD type 2 expression in adult male and female mice. The data indicate that(More)
17beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (17HSD type 2) catalyzes the inactivation of estradiol, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone into biologically less active 17-keto forms. Our recent Northern analysis indicated that the enzyme is expressed both in mouse placenta and fetus. The present data indicate that in the placenta the distribution of enzyme(More)
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