prohormone


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prohormone

[′prō‚hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
The precursor of a hormone.
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Vitamin D insufficiency is a condition in which blood levels of vitamin D prohormones, collectively known as 25-hydroxyvitamin D, are inadequate.
Because O-linked glycosylation can occur close to the principal prohormone maturation site in position 74-76 (on the threonyl residue in position 71), the presence of carbohydrate groups affects processing and hormonal maturation (46, 47).
We speculate that any differences will become more pronounced as cardiac failure worsens, possibly leading to less efficient processing of the prohormones.
These observations suggest that corin may not process intracellular proBNP, and that proBNP is released as prohormone.
1-108[ is released into the circulation as an intact carrier prohormone and then processed either in plasma or possibly at target organs such as the kidney.
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Hectorol is the first vitamin D prohormone approved in the U.
coded CTAP101 Capsules), a vitamin D prohormone to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) and vitamin D insufficiency; and, Alpharen[sup.
Treatment also resulted in "significant and robust" improvements on several secondary end points, including pulmonary vascular resistance, N-terminal prohormone brain natriuretic peptide, World Health Organization functional class, time to clinical worsening, and Borg dyspnea score, he said.
It is a prohormone with minimal biological activity, but gets de-iodinated in the peripheral tissues to the active hormone tri-iodothyronine (T3).
Serum levels of N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide were elevated at 16,000 pg/mL.
Cholesterol in the diet is important as the precursor of the insect steroidal molting prohormone, ecydysone.