Genistein administration decreases serum corticosterone and testosterone levels in rats.


The phytochemical flavonoid genistein has been shown to act as a potent competitive inhibitor of human adrenocortical 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and cytochrome P450 21-hydroxylase activities in vitro [J. Steroid Biochem. Molec. Biol. 2002; 80: 355-363]. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of large amounts of genistein continuously… (More)


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