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Compound Summary for: CID 5994

Progesterone

Also known as: Agolutin, Crinone, Luteohormone, Cyclogest, Utrogestan, Corpus luteum hormone, Pregnenedione, Progestasert
Molecular Formula: C21H30O2   Molecular Weight: 314.4617   InChIKey: RJKFOVLPORLFTN-LEKSSAKUSA-N
The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.   From: MeSH
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