The cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) is the best animal model for the study of steroid glucuronidation.

@article{Barbier2003TheCM,
  title={The cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) is the best animal model for the study of steroid glucuronidation.},
  author={Olivier Barbier and Alain B{\'e}langer},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 2-5},
  pages={235-45}
}
Intense research efforts performed during the past decade clearly established the major role of glucuronidation and uridine-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes for steroid metabolism in humans. However, a clear understanding of the physiological importance of this metabolic process requires in vivo studies. Numerous evidences ascertain that simians are the most appropriate animal models for such studies. Indeed human and monkey have a similar pattern of steroidogenesis, unlike… CONTINUE READING

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