Cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P450 (CYP11A1): tissue-distribution and changes in the transcript abundance in ovarian tissue of Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, during artificially induced sexual development.

@article{Kazeto2006CloningAC,
  title={Cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P450 (CYP11A1): tissue-distribution and changes in the transcript abundance in ovarian tissue of Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, during artificially induced sexual development.},
  author={Yukinori Kazeto and Shigeho Ijiri and Shinji Adachi and Kohei Yamauchi},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 2-3},
  pages={121-8}
}
Cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P450 (CYP11A1: P450scc) is a crucial steroidogenic enzyme that catalyzes an initial step in the production of all classes of steroids. A cDNA encoding Japanese eel P450scc was cloned and characterized. The cDNA putatively encoded 521 amino acid residues with high homology to those of other vertebrate forms. The recombinant P450scc produced in COS-7 cells efficiently catalyzed the conversion of 25-hydroxycholesterol into pregnenolone. By northern blot… CONTINUE READING