4 Placental steroid hormones

Alan J Conley, J. Ian Mason

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

41 Scopus citations


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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


Dive into the research topics of '4 Placental steroid hormones'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this