Dutasteride inhibits the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Clinical studies have found it to be more effective than finasteride in doing so, as it inhibits both isoforms of 5-alpha reductase. Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. ... Dihydrotestosterone is the hormone formed in the prostate gland, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands when the enzyme 5-alpha reductase acts on testosterone. ... Finasteride is an antiandrogen which acts by inhibing 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme the converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. ... 5-alpha reductase is an enzyme (EC 1. ...
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