IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: estradiol 17α-dehydrogenase

Reaction: estradiol-17α + NAD(P)+ = estrone + NAD(P)H + H+

Other name(s): 17α-estradiol dehydrogenase; 17α-hydroxy steroid dehydrogenase; 17α-hydroxy steroid oxidoreductase; 17α-hydroxysteroid oxidoreductase; estradiol 17α-oxidoreductase

Systematic name: 17α-hydroxysteroid:NAD(P)+ 17-oxidoreductase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9044-91-1


1. Renwick, A.G.C. and Engel, L.L. The partial purification of 17α- and 17β-estradiol dehydrogenase activities from chicken liver. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 146 (1967) 336-348. [PMID: 4383682]

[EC created 1972]

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