Dihydrotestosterone

Dihydrotestosterone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen or male sex hormone. DHT is synthesized primarily in the prostate gland, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands by the enzyme 5 -reductase. This enzyme reduces the 4,5 double-bond of the hormone testosterone. In men, approximately 5% of testosterone undergoes 5 -reduction to form the more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone. DHT has three times greater affinity for androgen receptors than testosterone and has 15-30 times greater affinity than adrenal androgens. During embryogenesis DHT has an essential role in the formation of the male external genitalia, and in the adult DHT acts as the primary androgen in the prostate and hair follicles.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135679872
  • 9786135679878