Other conceivable renditions of some of the oxidative processes used in the biosynthesis of steroid hormones.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2006 Sep 17;101(1):31-41. Epub 2006 Aug 17.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Health Sciences, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 432 West 58 Street, New York, NY 10019, USA.
The generally accepted version (GAV) of the chemical processes by which the steroid hormones are biosynthesized cannot be considered to be an inerrant description of in vivo processes. Customarily this version is derived by piecing together the results obtained from several independent artificial in vitro incubation experiments. Extrapolation of such results from in vitro to in vivo requires untested assumptions which introduce varying degrees of uncertainty. Read More