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steroid monooxygenases


Definition: enzymes catalyzing addition of hydroxyl groups to the steroid rings using O2; differentiated into, for example, steroid 11ß-monooxygenase, steroid 17a-monooxygenase, and steroid 21-monooxygenase, in accordance with the position of the catalytically introduced hydroxyl group.

Synonym(s): steroid hydroxylases

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