zona fasciculata


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Related to zona fasciculata: cortisol, zona glomerulosa, zona reticularis

zona

 [zo´nah] (L.)
1. zone.
zona fascicula´ta the thick middle layer of the adrenal gland.
zona glomerulo´sa the outermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona ophthal´mica herpetic infection of the cornea.
zona pellu´cida
1. the transparent, noncellular, secreted layer surrounding an ovum.
Zona pellucida. From Applegate, 2000.
2. area pellucida.
zona radia´ta a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous radial striations.
zona reticula´ris the innermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona stria´ta a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous striations.

zo·na fas·ci·cu·la·ta

the layer of radially arranged cell cords in the cortical portion of the suprarenal gland, between the zona glomerulosa and zona reticularis; secretes cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone.

zona fasciculata

the middle part of the adrenal cortex, which is the site of production of glucocorticoids and sex hormones.

zo·na fas·ci·cu·la·ta

(zō'nă fash-ik'yū-lā'tă)
The layer of radially arranged cell cords in the cortex of the suprarenal gland, between the zona glomerulosa and zona reticularis; secretes cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone.

zona

pl. zonae [L.] zone.

zona alba
the white line in the horse's hoof.
zona arcuata
see zona glomerulosa (see below).
zona fasciculata
the thick middle layer of the adrenal gland.
zona glomerulosa
the outermost layer of the adrenal cortex. Called also zona multiformis.
zona multiformis
see zona glomerulosa (above).
zona pellucida
1. the transparent, noncellular, secreted layer surrounding an ovum.
2. area pellucida.
zona radiata
a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous radial striations.
zona reaction
caused by the penetration of the zona pellucida by the spermatozoa.
zona reticularis
the innermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona striata
a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous striations.
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Except for a slight swelling of zona fasciculata cells, no obvious histologic changes could be observed after 24 hr of culture of tetracosactide-exposed slices, compared with noncultured slices fixed for histology immediately after slicing (Figure 5 A-B).
Ultrastructural examination of slices fixed immediately after sectioning revealed numerous mitochondria and smooth endoplasmatic reticulum (SER) in zona glomerulosa and zona fasciculata cells.
2]-DDE is activated by CYP11B1, an enzyme residing in the mitochondrial inner membrane of zona fasciculata cells.
14]C]DDE binding was confined to zona fasciculata, while zona glomerulosa, zona reticularis, and the adrenal medulla were devoid of bound radioactivity (above the background levels).