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What is the difference between estradiol and aromatase?

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Different classes of biomolecules...


Estradiol is a steroid hormone that is an Estrogen.

There are 3 major estrogens:

  • Estron;
  • Estriol;
  • Estradiol.

Aromatase is an enzyme involved in one of the key steps in the biosynthesis of estrogens. For instance, the conversion of testosterone: