Positive Samples: PC-3, Mouse liver, Mouse testis, Mouse kidney, Rat testis, Rat kidney
This gene encodes a microsomal protein expressed at high levels in androgen-sensitive tissues such as the prostate. The encoded protein is active at acidic pH and is sensitive to the 4-azasteroid inhibitor finasteride. Deficiencies in this gene can result in male pseudohermaphroditism, specifically pseudovaginal perineoscrotal hypospadias (PPSH).
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Protein Aliases: 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase 2; 5 alpha-SR2; MGC138457; S5AR 2; SR type 2; steroid 5 alpha reductase type2; Steroid 5-alpha-reductase 2; steroid-5-alpha-reductase, alpha polypeptide 2 (3-oxo-5 alpha-steroid delta 4-dehydrogenase alpha 2); Type II 5-alpha reductase
Gene Aliases: 5ART2; S5AR 2; SRD5A2
Molecular Function: dehydrogenase