Testosterone metabolism in basal cell epitheliomas.


In basal cell epitheliomas the testosterone metabolism pattern differs from that of the normal surrounding skin. There is a significant reduction in 5 alpha-reductase activity with a consequent decrease in production of dihydrotestosterone and androstanediols. By contrast the 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity shows no consistent change.

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@article{Moretti1978TestosteroneMI, title={Testosterone metabolism in basal cell epitheliomas.}, author={Giampiero Moretti and Pasquale Paolo Cardo and Enrico Rampini and Sonia Pellerano}, journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology}, year={1978}, volume={71 6}, pages={361-2} }