International Journal of Hypertension / 2015 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

CYP17A1 and Blood Pressure Reactivity to Stress in Adolescence

Figure 1

Simplified pathway of steroid hormone biosynthesis and the role of CYP17A1. CYP17A1 encodes the enzyme cytochrome P-450c17α (CYP17) that catalyzes steroid 17α-hydroxylase and 17,20-lyase activities and is hence essential for the synthesis of glucocorticoids (17α-hydroxylase activity) and sex steroids (17,20 lyase activity). Adapted from Molina and Belldegrun, 2011 [28].