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Aromatase

Introduction: Aromatase

Description of Aromatase

Aromatase: nonEC; cytochrome P450-like enzyme which, with an NADPH-linked reductase, catalyzes the oxidative aromatization of androgens to estrogens in the placenta, ovary, and testis, and at lower levels throughout the body.
Source: CRISP

Aromatase: An enzyme that catalyzes the desaturation (aromatization) of the ring A of C19 androgens and converts them to C18 estrogens. In this process, the 19-methyl is removed. This enzyme is membrane-bound, located in the endoplasmic reticulum of estrogen-producing cells of ovaries, placenta, testes, adipose, and brain tissues. Aromatase is encoded by the CYP19 gene, and functions in complex with NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE in the cytochrome P-450 system.
Source: MeSH 2007

Aromatase: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Aromatase:

Terms associated with Aromatase:

Terms Similar to Aromatase:

  • CYP19
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP19
  • Cytochrome P-450(AROM)

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Aromatase

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Aromatase can be used for:

Source: CRISP

The description of Aromatase may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Aromatase

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