Analysis and characteristics of multiple types of human 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.

  • Van Luu-The
  • Published 2001 in
    The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular…
Androgens and estrogens are not only synthesized in the gonads but also in peripheral target tissues. Accordingly, recent molecular cloning has allowed us to identify multiple types of 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17beta-HSD), the key and exclusive enzymes involved in the formation and inactivation of sex steroids. However, only one form, namely… CONTINUE READING