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17α-hydroxypregnenolone


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3β,17‐dihydroxy‐5‐en‐20‐one; an intermediate in the synthesis of androgens, estrogens, and glucocorticoid hormones from cholesterol in the adrenal cortex. It is formed from pregnenolone by steroid 17α‐monooxygenase (EC 1.14.99.9).

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