Metabolism of steroid hormones by Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps cysticerci

@article{Jimnez2006MetabolismOS,
  title={Metabolism of steroid hormones by Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps cysticerci},
  author={Pedro Pardo Jim{\'e}nez and Ricardo Arturo Valdez and Mwirichia Romano M Romano},
  journal={The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={99},
  pages={203-208}
}
Previous in vitro experiments showed that both, Taenia crassiceps and Taenia solium cysticerci have the ability to metabolize exogenous androstenedione to testosterone. Here we evaluate on the capacity of both cysticerci to synthesize several sex steroid hormones, using different hormonal precursors. Experiments using thin layer chromatography (TLC) showed that both cysticerci were able to produce (3)H-hydroxyprogesterone, (3)H-androstenedione and (3)H-testosterone when (3)H-progesterone was… CONTINUE READING
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