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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1975 Mar;40(3):413-7.

Aromatization of androstenedione by isolated human hairs.

Abstract

The formation of (3-H) estrone has been demonstrated in human anagen scalp hair roots incubated with (1, 2, 6, 7-3H) androstenedione, and approximate rates of formation of 0.2 pmol of estrone/mg DNA/h were observed. Thus, hair is a potential site for the extraglandular formation of estrogen in man.

PMID:
1117053
DOI:
10.1210/jcem-40-3-413
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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