corticosteroid-binding globulin


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Related to corticosteroid-binding globulin: Corticosteroid binding protein, Cortisol binding globulin

trans·cor·tin

(tranz-kōr'tin),
An α2-globulin in blood that binds cortisol and corticosterone; the principal corticosteroid-binding protein in the plasma.

corticosteroid-binding globulin

SERPINA6

A gene on chromosome 14q32.1 that encodes an alpha-globulin with corticosteroid-binding properties, which is the major transport protein for glucocorticoids and progestins in most vertebrates. SERPINA6 localises to a chromosomal region containing several closely related serine protease inhibitors, and may have evolved by duplication events.

trans·cor·tin

(trans-kōr'tin)
An α2-globulin in blood that binds cortisol and corticosterone; the principal corticosteroid-binding protein in the plasma.
Synonym(s): corticosteroid-binding globulin.

corticosteroid

any of the hormones produced by the adrenal cortex; also, their synthetic equivalents. Called also adrenocortical hormone and adrenocorticosteroid. All the hormones are steroids having similar chemical structures, but quite different physiological effects. Generally they are divided into glucocorticoids (cortisol, or hydrocortisone, and corticosterone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone and desoxycorticosterone, and also corticosterone) and androgens.

corticosteroid-binding globulin
α-globulin that binds unconjugated corticosteroid and transports it in the plasma; called also transcortin.
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