A colorimetric assay method for 3beta-hydroxy-delta5-steroid dehydrogenase.

3beta-Hydroxy-Delta5-steroid dehydrogenase is an important enzyme of steroid hormone biosynthesis present in steroidogenic tissues like adrenal, testis, and ovary of vertebrates. The enzyme is assayed mainly by radiochemical substrates. Spectrophotometric assay is not adequately sensitive to detect the enzyme activity since it is often present in low levels… CONTINUE READING