steroid hormone


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steroid hormone

One of the sex hormones and hormones of the adrenal cortex.
See also: hormone
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Steroid hormones are synthesized from cholesterol through a cascade of cytochrome P450 enzymes that oxidize, hydroxylate, and rearrange the cholesterol backbone into specific steroids with unique biological activities.
Previously, we demonstrated that steroid hormones are crucial in maintaining the normal morphology and growth of MSCs (Lee et al., 2007).
It has been shown that the receptors for other steroid hormones have the ability to turn genes on and off only when linked with another receptor, which in vertebrates is known to be the receptor for retinoic acid, a form of Vitamin A.
Studies on the effects of contaminants on steroid hormone metabolism can indicate those contaminants threatening fish, ie.
New Delhi [India] Sep 12 ( ANI ): DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), also known as the youth hormone is an adrenal steroid hormone in the body synthesized by the adrenal glands, which are then converted into androgens, estrogen, and other hormones.
Pregnenolone is considered the "mother of all steroids," as it is at the top of the steroid hormone tree and may be converted to anything downstream (cortisol, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, etc.).
Other feminizing effects of WwTW effluents include altered sex steroid hormone levels in adult and juvenile fish (Folmar et al.
He said the most common problem was lack of sexual desire which he believed was a result of sex steroid hormone levels 'going haywire
PSA is increased by the male sex steroid hormone, testosterone.
Rapid steroid hormone immunoassays often agree poorly, especially at normal and low concentrations (1-4).
I was distressed to read that SCIENCE NEWS thinks there are no steroid hormone receptors in insects ("Ancient estrogen," SN: 8/11/01, p.