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Steroid carbon nomenclature

Trivial names: 6ß-Hydroxyprogesterone
Systematic name: 6ß-Hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Molecular formula: C21H30O3

Product [1]

Pathway: Progesterone -> 6ß-Hydroxyprogesterone
Reaction: steroid ß-hydroxylation at C6
Enzyme: steroid 6ß-hydroxylase, CYP3A


  1. Chang, T.K., Teixeira, J., Gil, G. and Waxman, D.J. (1993) The lithocholic acid 6ß-hydroxylase cytochrome P-450, CYP 3A10, is an active catalyst of steroid-hormone 6ß-hydroxylation. Biochem. J. 291, 429-433.

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