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Progesterone synthesis in the placenta

NOTE: The 1st step with side chain cleavage enzyme is NOT rate-limiting. 


Why is estriol a marker of fetal well-being?

 If levels of unconjugated estriol  are abnormally low in a pregnant woman, this may indicate chromosomal or congenital anomalies like Down syndrome or Edward's syndrome.

Also determines fetal liver function