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cyp3a7

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Official Full Name
cytochrome P450 A 37
Background
This gene, CYP3A7, 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 enzyme hydroxylates testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone 3-sulphate, which is involved in the formation of estriol during pregnancy. The enzyme also metabolizes some drugs such as aflatoxin B1. This gene is part of a cluster of cytochrome P450 genes on chromosome 7q21.1. Transcript variants have been described, but it is not known whether these transcripts are normally produced.
Synonyms
CYP3A7; cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 7; cytochrome P450, subfamily IIIA, polypeptide 7; cytochrome P450 3A7; CP37; P450 HFLA; cytochrome P450-HFLA; microsomal monooxygenase; xenobiotic monooxygenase; aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase; fl; flavoprotein-linked monooxygenase; CYPIIIA7; P450-HFLA; CP37, CYPIIIA7, P450-HFLA; cytochrome P450 A 37; CYP3A37; cytochrome P450 CYP3A37