Steroid 11β-ol Dehydrogenase in Human Placenta

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Abstract

IN the course of work on steroid metabolism in pregnancy, we have observed that adrenal steroids with 11β-ol structure are transformed into 11-keto compounds in homogenates of the human placenta at term. The action and properties of the corresponding enzyme have been investigated.

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OSINSKI, P. Steroid 11β-ol Dehydrogenase in Human Placenta. Nature 187, 777 (1960) doi:10.1038/187777a0

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