Steroidogenic correlates of pregnancy in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis).

  title={Steroidogenic correlates of pregnancy in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis).},
  author={Steve P. Kirkman and Edward L. Wallace and Rudi J. van Aarde and H. C. Potgieter},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={68 18},
In pregnant rock hyraxes isolated leucocytes metabolise both [3H]pregnenolone and [3H]progesterone while whole blood, erythrocytes and an erythrocyte/leucocyte mixture only metabolised [3H]progesterone. Plasma displayed no tendency to metabolically convert any one of these two steroids. In whole blood [3H]progesterone appears to be converted to 5alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione and a compound with chromatographic properties similar to that of 5alpha-pregnan-3alpha-ol-20-one. 5Alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione… CONTINUE READING


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