Stimulatory effect of soluble supernatant on hydroxylase activity of rat testis microsomes.

Addition of soluble supernatant to testis microsomes results in 42% increase in steroid 17,20-lyase activity and a 65% increase in 17alpha-hydroxylase activity. This stimulatory activity could be partially purified by salt fractionation. The activating factor(s) was not removed by dialysis nor did it appear to be lipid. It was destroyed by trypsin… (More)