Cinnamates and cinnamamides inhibit fungal 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.


The 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17beta-HSDs) have important roles in the regulation of steroid hormone actions through their catalysis of the oxidation or reduction of estrogens and androgens at position 17. Dysfunctions of the human 17beta-HSDs have been associated with reproduction disorders, neuronal diseases and the development of hormone… (More)