Seasonal changes in the activity of cytochrome P450C17 from the testis of Bufo arenarum

Abstract

In Bufo arenarum, the biosynthesis of testosterone and 5α-dihydrotestosterone takes place through a complete 5-ene pathway, 5-androsten-3β,17β-diol being the immediate precursor of testosterone. Besides androgens, testes are able to synthesise 5α-pregnan-3,20-dione and several 3α and 20α reduced derivatives. During the breeding season, steroid biosynthesis… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00360-002-0296-6

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@article{Solari2002SeasonalCI, title={Seasonal changes in the activity of cytochrome P450C17 from the testis of Bufo arenarum}, author={Jorge Solari and Andrea Gabriela Pozzi and Nora Raquel Ceballos}, journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B}, year={2002}, volume={172}, pages={685-690} }