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Information on EC - steroid 17alpha-monooxygenase

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Requires NADPH and EC, NADPH---hemoprotein reductase. A microsomal hemeprotein that catalyses two independent reactions at the same active site - the 17alpha-hydroxylation of pregnenolone and progesterone, which is part of glucocorticoid hormones biosynthesis, and the conversion of the 17alpha-hydroxylated products via a 17,20-lyase reaction to form androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone, leading to sex hormone biosynthesis (EC, 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone deacetylase). The ratio of the 17alpha-hydroxylase and 17,20-lyase activities is an important factor in determining the directions of steroid hormone biosynthesis towards biosynthesis of glucocorticoid or sex hormones.
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17 alpha-hydroxylase/C17,20-lyase, 17,20-lyase, 17-alpha-hydroxylase/C17-20 lyase, 17-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase, 17-hydroxylase/C17,20-lyase, 17alphahydroxylase, 17alpha-hydroxylase, 17alpha-hydroxylase 17,20 lyase, 17alpha-hydroxylase-17,20-lyase, 17alpha-hydroxylase-C17,20 lyase, more
a C21-steroid + [reduced NADPH-hemoprotein reductase] + O2 = a 17alpha-hydroxy-C21-steroid + [oxidized NADPH-hemoprotein reductase] + H2O
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