Diversity and Substrate Specificity in the Structures of Steroidogenic Cytochrome P450 Enzymes

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Abstract

Mammalian cytochrome P450 (CYP) comprise a large group of enzymes that play many important roles in the biosynthesis of steroid hormones and vitamins. In addition, they participate in the metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics. All known mammalian CYP enzymes are membrane-associated proteins, which complicated their X-ray crystallographic analysis. In recent years, however, significant progress has been made in the X-ray crystallographic analysis of mammalian CYP enzymes involved in the steroid hormone and vitamin D<sub>3</sub> metabolism. The knowledge from three-dimensional structures of mammalian CYP enzymes will benefit drug discovery and development.

Journal

  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin

    Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 35(6), 818-823, 2012

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130001872159
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10885497
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0918-6158
  • NDL Article ID
    023665521
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-V41
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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