steroidogenic acute regulatory protein


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steroidogenic acute regulatory protein

Abbreviation: StAR protein
A protein found within cells of the adrenal glands and gonads that stimulates the conversion of cholesterol into sex hormones, corticosteroids, and mineralocorticoids.
See also: protein
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The effects of lindane on steroidogenesis and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein expression.
Characterization of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (START.
Effect of truncated forms of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein on intramitochondrial cholesterol transfer.