prohormones


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prohormones

Molecules that are split by enzymes to form hormones. Most are proteins of at least moderate size. Peptide hormones cannot be directly synthesized because cells cannot produce proteins below a particular size.

Prohormones

A physiologically inactive precursor of a hormone.
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Because cardiac myocytes possess a biosynthetic apparatus, including enzymes for elaborate propeptide processing, cardiac prohormone maturation has proven to be much more complex than initially assumed.
2), but the signal peptide is removed cotranslationally during protein synthesis in the rough endoplasmic reticulum before synthesis of the C-terminal part of the prohormone sequence is completed.
The larger N-terminal prohormone fragments are more stable and have a longer biological half-life, and the requirements for blood sampling are less critical.
Measures, point and current) AAS: United States three Likert-items on 2.6 and 1.5%; ephedrine, illegal ESU 6 and 3.8%, and prohormones, 4.5 and 3.8%; all or a combination, 9.8%.
Cholesterol is metabolised by multiple enzyme systems into testosterone via a number of androgenic intermediates (prohormones), including dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) (Fig.
Natriuretic peptides are a family of peptides predominantly synthesized in the atrial myocyte and then stored as three different prohormones: 126-amino acid atrial natriuretic peptide prohormone, 108-amino acid brain natriuretic peptide prohormone, and 126-amino acid C-natriuretic peptide prohormone [13-17].
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Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin, a group of fat-soluble prohormones, which encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous.
The Beijing Olympic and 2009 world gold medallist had three samples test positive for prohibited testosterone prohormones, the anti-doping agency said in a statement.