4 Placental steroid hormones

Alan J Conley, J. Ian Mason

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Abstract

The intent of this review was a selective consideration of recent advances in understanding placental steroidogenesis in humans. While we have omitted material, both intentionally and unintentionally, we hope this discourse presents a flavour of the current molecular endocrinology of placental steroidogenesis. In particular, advances in knowledge as it relates to the enzymes involved in progesterone and oestrogen metabolism have been addressed and correlated with placental development. Finally, because relatively less is known about regulation of steroidogenesis in the human placenta beyond the aspects of growth and differentiation, we have discussed regulation in general terms using recent data obtained in animal species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-272
Number of pages24
JournalBailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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