transcortin


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Related to transcortin: Corticosteroid Binding Globulin

transcortin

 [trans″kor-tin]
an α-globulin that binds and transports biologically active, unconjugated cortisol in plasma.

trans·cor·tin

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

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.
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High serum levels of Cortisol binding globulin (CBG or transcortin) often cause intracellular Cortisol deficiency.
The first competitive protein-binding method (radiotransinassay) (1) used human corticosteroid-binding globulin (transcortin) as the binding protein.

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