Aromatization of androstenedione by isolated human hairs

H. U. Schweikert, L. Milewich, J. D. Wilson

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The formation of [3H]estrone has been demonstrated in human anagen scalp hair roots incubated with [1,2,6,7 3H]androstenedione, and approximate rates of formation of 0.2 pmol of estrone/mg DNA/hr were observed. Thus, hair is a potential site for the extraglandular formation of estrogen in man.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Schweikert, H. U., Milewich, L., & Wilson, J. D. (1975). Aromatization of androstenedione by isolated human hairs. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 40(3), 413-417.