Progesterone Structure

  • C3 has OH group changed to =O
  • C19 and C13 has CH3
  • C17 has 2 carbon group.
  • Produced in corpus luteum.
  • Stimulate uterine secretions.
  • Stimulates estrogen receptors
  • Inhibits uterine motility.
  • Decrease uterine immunity.
  • Inhibits LH and FSH.
  • Needed to maintain pregnancy.

contributed by Bruce E Eilts on 23-June-2000
modified by
Eric Huey

contributed by Bruce E Eilts on 25 September 2012


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