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steroid 21-monooxygenase

 

Definition: an enzyme catalyzing the reaction of a steroid, O2, and some reduced compound to produce water, the oxidized compound, and a 21-hydroxysteroid; a deficiency of this enzyme results in decreased cortisol synthesis, of which there are three types: salt-wasting, simple virilizing, and nonclassical.

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