Journal article

Functional and expression analysis of ovine steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (cytochrome P450 11 beta).

WC Boon, PJ Roche, A Butkus, JG McDougall, K Jeyaseelan, JP Coghlan

Endocr Res | Published : 1997


In this study, the ovine steroid 11 beta-hydroxylase (P450(11 beta) or CYP11B) cDNA previously reported by us (1) was transfected into COS-7 cells. Using 3H-11-deoxycorticosterone (3H-DOC) as the substrate, and paper partition chromatography for separation of steroid products, the expressed enzyme was shown to catalyse the conversion of DOC to corticosterone (B), 18-hydroxy-11-deoxycorticosterone (18-OH-DOC), 18-hydroxy-corticosterone (18-OH-B), and aldosterone (ALDO). These results suggest that the expressed ovine cDNA exhibited 11 beta-hydroxylase, 18-hydroxylase and aldosterone synthesis activities. The enzymatic activity of the enzyme was further analysed by adding unlabelled steroids to..

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