The human corpus luteum secretes 5 alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione.

@article{Bckstrm1986TheHC,
  title={The human corpus luteum secretes 5 alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione.},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn Carl B{\"a}ckstr{\"o}m and A. -S. Andersson and DavidT. Baird and Gunnar Selstam},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  year={1986},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={116-21}
}
A radioimmunoassay for 5 alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione (5 alpha-DHP) in plasma is described. The concentration of 5 alpha-DHP in peripheral plasma during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle was of the same order of magnitude as that of progesterone (P). During the luteal phase, the plasma 5 alpha-DHP was 8-fold higher than in the follicular phase and about 1/3 of the P concentration. The concentration of 5 alpha-DHP in ovarian venous plasma draining an ovary containing the corpus luteum was… CONTINUE READING

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