Adrenal Cortex physiology

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what catalyzes the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone?
Primary Addison's disease is caused by a deficiency of ____.
True or False: 17 a hydroxylase deficiency causes increased androgens in the blood
gene responsible for encoding 11 B hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
steroidogenesis begins with what compound
inactive form of cortisol
Cortisol acts to coordinate actions in the muscle and liver. It causes the release of Amino acids by the muscle for uptake by the liver for what metabolic process?
A baby born with 11B hydroxylase deficiency high or low glucocorticoids.
ADH (vasopressin) and Corticotropin releasing hormone cause the release of what hormone from the anterior pituitary?
Cortisol acts to _____ lipolysis.
CAH characterized by salt wasting, normal glucocorticoids, normal androgens, and low blood pressure
patients with an adrenal tumor will have high or low levels of ACTH?
melanocortin receptor involved in pigmentation
True or False: 17 a hydroxylase deficiency causes increased blood pressure
True or False: Cortisol levels generally peak around midnight.
T/F: Cortisol acts as a negative feedback regulator at the anterior pituitary and hypothalamus
Gene responsible for encoding 21 hydroxylase
True or False: A female baby born with defective CYP21 has increased production of DHEA, causing ambiguous genitalia.
pregnenolone is converted to progestrone in which organelle of the cell?
A baby born with21 hydroxylase deficiency has ___ blood pressure.
True or False: aldosterone synthase deficiency presents with ambiguous genitalia
True or False: overstimulation of cortisol can cause diabetes.
these 2 enzymes catalze the conversion of pregnenolone to DHEA.
Cortisol cause an increase in gluconeogensis and a _____ in glucose uptake.
conversion of 11-deoxycortisol to cortisol is catalyzed by what enzyme
responsible for the conversion of corticosterone to aldosterone
the region of the adrenal cortex that secretes androgens
channel responsible for transporting cholesterol into the mitochondria
catalyzes the conversion of cortisol to cortisone so that it can be inactivated
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defective gene in lipoid hyperplasia
hormone disorder chasracterized by high levels of ACTH. Patients generally have a redistribution of fat to the truncal areas of the body, with muscle wasting at the extremties
Gene responsible for encoding for aldosterone synthase
conversion of cholesterol to pregenolone takes place in what organelle
True or False: The melanocortin family of receptors are G protein coupled receptors.
Pro-opiomelanocortin is the precursor for what hormone released from the anterior pituitary?
melanocortin receptor that binds ACTH stimulating steroidogenesis
A baby born with 21 hydroxylase deficiency will have _____ mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid levels.
this congential adrenal hyperplasia occurs as a result of defective CYP11B2
A baby born with defective CYP21 will have high or low levels of ACTH?
the region of the adrenal cortex that secretes mineralocorticoids
can cause ambiguous genitalia in males and absent puberty in females because androgens are not able to be made. can occur as a result of defective CYP17
melanocortin receptor involved in anorexia
catalyzes the conversion of progesterone to 11-deoxycorticosterone
True or False: Patients with Cushing's disease have normal circadian rhythm of ACTH release.
T/F: Cortisol can only bind the glucocorticoid receptor.
no steroids are made in this disorder
T/F: Adrenal gland size is proportional to the stimulation of the gland.
True or False: A baby born with 11B hydroxylase deficiency will have increased androgen production leading to ambiguous genitalia in females
Gene responsible for encoding 3B hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
True or False: 17 a hydroxylase deficiency causes increased mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids.
Gene responsible for encoding 11B hydrolase
True or False: Cortisol decreases red blood cell production.
the region of the adrenal cortex that secretes glucocorticoids
A baby born with 11B hydroxylase deficiency high or low blood pressure
Secondary Addison's disease is caused by a deficiency of ____.
these 2 enzymes catalze the conversion of pregnenolone to progesterone
True or False: Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid receptors are intracellular acting primarily by regulating transcription
Gene responsible for encoding 17 a hydroxylase and 17 20 desmolase

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