Read by QxMD icon Read

Bi-identical hormone replacement

Vladi V Heredia, William C Cooper, Ryan G Kruger, Yi Jin, Trevor M Penning
Aldo-keto reductase (AKR1C) isoforms can regulate ligand access to nuclear receptors by acting as hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases. The principles that govern steroid hormone binding and steroid turnover by these enzymes were analyzed using rat 3alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3alpha-HSD, AKR1C9) as the protein model. Systematic alanine scanning mutagenesis was performed on the substrate-binding pocket as defined by the crystal structure of the 3alpha-HSD.NADP(+).testosterone ternary complex. T24, L54, F118, F129, T226, W227, N306, and Y310 were individually mutated to alanine, while catalytic residues Y55 and H117 were unaltered...
May 18, 2004: Biochemistry
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"