Physiology Of Cortisol Metabolism

Cortisol Metabolism Hsd

The principal metabolites of cortisol are shown in Figure 18.2. The enzymes directly metabolizing cor tisol include the A-ring reductases 5a- and 5P-reductases , 6 -hydroxylase, 20-reductase, and 11 -hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases. In rats and mice, which lack 17-hydroxylase in their adrenal cortex, the principal glucocorticoid is corticosterone, which is subject to analogous metabolism. 11 P-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases 1ip-HSDs These enzymes catalyse the interconversion of cortisol or...

Methods For Anthropometric Measurements

Mri Abdominal Intra Abdominal Fat

Weight is measured by digital scales or beam balance to the nearest 100 g. For those unable to stand, electronic chair scales Weighcare C, Marsden Ltd, London are available. For field work, portable scales are used. Equipment is calibrated regularly by standard weights 4 x 10 kg and 8 x 10 kg , and the results of test weighing recorded in a book. Subjects are weighed in light clothing, fasting and with an empty bladder, preferably at the same time of day. Height is measured by stadiometer to...