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Cortisol and Aldosterone Synthesis – Adrenal Cortex

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Cortisol and Aldosterone Synthesis – Adrenal Cortex by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Adrenal Gland Disorders.


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    1. Cholesterol to pregnenolone
    2. LDL to cholesterol
    3. Pregnenolone to cortisol
    4. LDL to Pregnenolone
    5. Cholesterol to cortisol
    1. LDL will not be endocytosed into the cell
    2. ACTH will not bind to the receptor
    3. Cholesterol will not be freed from LDL
    4. Desmolase will not be formed
    5. Pregnenolone will not be formed
    1. Stimulated by potassium ions
    2. Present only in glomerulosa cells
    3. Stimulated by angiotensin II
    4. Converts corticosterone to aldosterone
    5. Necessary enzyme for the formation of aldosterone
    1. More formation of pregnenolone from cholesterol
    2. Less angiotensin II
    3. Less formation of aldosterone from corticosterone
    4. Negative effects on IP3 mechanism
    5. Less cholesterol freed from LDL

    Author of lecture Cortisol and Aldosterone Synthesis – Adrenal Cortex

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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