Steroid 21-hydroxylase
Description This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and hydroxylates steroids at the 21 position. Its activity is required for the synthesis of steroid hormones including cortisol and aldosterone. Mutations in this gene cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia. A related pseudogene is located near this gene; gene conversion events involving the functional gene and the pseudogene are thought to account for many cases of steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.   Source
Gene Symbol CYP21A2 Gene
Protein Name Steroid 21-hydroxylase Uniprot
Synonyms Steroid 21-hydroxylase; CYP21A2 and 13 more synonyms used to describe this biomarker that Amplion uses in its algorithms.

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