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UDP glucuronosyltransferase 2 family, polypeptide B17
This gene encodes a member of the uridine diphosphoglucuronosyltransferase protein family. The encoded enzyme catalyzes the transfer of glucuronic acid from uridine diphosphoglucuronic acid to a diverse array of substrates including steroid hormones and lipid-soluble drugs. This process, known as glucuronidation, is an intermediate step in the metabolism of steroids. Copy number variation in this gene is associated with susceptibility to osteoporosis.
UGT2B17; UDP glucuronosyltransferase 2 family, polypeptide B17; UDP glycosyltransferase 2 family, polypeptide B17; UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B17; C19-steroid-specific UDPGT; UDP glycosyltransferase 2 family, member B17; UDP-glucuronyltransferase, family 2, beta-17; C19-steroid-specific UDP-glucuronosyltransferase; UDPGT2B17