steroidogenesis

(redirected from steroidogenic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to steroidogenic: steroidal

steroidogenesis

 [stĕ-roi″do-jen´ĕ-sis]
production of steroids, as by the adrenal glands.

ster·oi·do·gen·e·sis

(stēr-oy'dō-jen'ĕ-sis, ster'),
The formation of steroids; commonly refers to the biologic synthesis of steroid hormones, but not to the production of such compounds in a chemical laboratory.
[steroid + G. genesis, production]

steroidogenesis

/ste·roi·do·gen·e·sis/ (stĕ-roi″do-jen´ĕ-sis) production of steroids, as by the adrenal glands.steroidogen´ic

steroidogenesis

(stĕ-roi′də-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, stĕr′-, stîr′oi-)
n.
Production of steroids by living organisms.

ste·roid′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

steroidogenesis

[stiroi′dōjen′əsis]
the biological synthesis of steroid hormones.

ster·oi·do·gen·e·sis

(ster-oy'dō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The formation of steroids; commonly referring to the biologic synthesis of steroid hormones, but not to the production of such compounds in a chemical laboratory.
[steroid + G. genesis, production]

steroidogenesis

production of steroids, as by the adrenal glands.
References in periodicals archive ?
The steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR): A window into the complexities of intracellular cholesterol trafficking.
The vitamin A derivatives, retinoic acids and retinol, have been reported to regulate steroid biosynthesis in steroidogenic tissues such as human glial cells, adrenal gland, ovary and testis.
A,B) Steroidogenic Leydig cells were labeled by immunostaining of CYP11A1 in cultured explants of gestational week (GW) 10-12.
Immunohistochemical Profile of Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Tumors Versus Ovarian Carcinomas Sertoli Ovarian AGCT Cell/SLCT Carcinomas [alpha]- + + - Inhibin Calretinin + + -/+ CK AE1/AE3 -/+ -/+ + (punctate pattern) CK7 - - + EMA - - + FOXL2 + + - SF1 + + - Abbreviations: AGCT, adult granulosa cell tumor; CK, cytokeratin; EMA, epithelial membrane antigen; FOXL2, forkhead box protein L2; SF1, steroidogenic factor 1; SLCT, Sertoli/Leydig cell tumor; +, positive; /, negative; -/+, focal or patchy positivity.
Some studies have focused on the ultrastructure and morphology of the different cell types present in each layer of the adrenal cortex and medulla during intrauterine development and the immunolocalization of steroidogenic enzymes, especially that responsible for androgens production, as cytochrome P450c17 in species of wild mammals (Quinn et al.
Regulation of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein and luteinizing hormone receptor messenger ribonucleic acid in hen granulosa cells.
In male roe deer the increase in the accumulation of gonadal steroidogenic enzymes, estrogen receptors and blood level of LH and testosterone during mating suggests the involvement of steroid hormones in the control of reproductive cycles (Sempere et al.
It can play this role through enhancing the gene expression of steroidogenic enzymes that are responsible for converting cholesterol into steroid precursors in human sebaceous glands for local androgen production [30].
In this study, by employing adrenocortical carcinoma H295R cells [18-22], we examined the interaction between Ang II and insulin/IGF-1 in ERK and AKT signaling pathways and expression of steroidogenic enzymes in the cells.
C-344T is most widely studied and is of paramount importance owing to its regulatory activity in inducing the production of steroidogenic factor-1, the transcriptional regulatory protein (4).
com/coconut-oil-alzheimers/ * Graciela E Hurtado de Catalfo, Maria J T de Alaniz, Carlos A Marra, Dietary lipids modify redox homeostasis and steroidogenic status in rat testis.