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The biosynthesis of 3 beta-hydroxy-5,7-androstadien-17-one by the horse fetal gonad.

@article{Tait1985TheBO,
  title={The biosynthesis of 3 beta-hydroxy-5,7-androstadien-17-one by the horse fetal gonad.},
  author={Alexander D. Tait and L. C. Hodge and W. Ross Allen},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1985},
  volume={182 1},
  pages={
          107-10
        }
}
Horse fetal gonadal tissue was incubated with 3 beta-hydroxy-5,7-pregnadien-20-one and 5,7-cholestadien-3 beta-ol and it was shown that both substrates were converted to 3 beta-hydroxy-5,7-androstadien-17-one. These findings support the proposal that in this tissue there is a 5,7-diene pathway producing 3 beta-hydroxy-5,7-androstadien-17-one, the putative precursor of equilin in the placenta. 

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