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prohormone

[′prō‚hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
The precursor of a hormone.
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(4) This prehormone is the body's main storage form of vitamin D, and the amount of calcidiol available to the body is what determines vitamin D status.
"It is a precursor to a hormone, and this prehormone is responsible for making a very important regulator of cardiovascular processes," he said.
Conceivably, radiocontrast-induced enhanced production of ET-1, particularly in the diabetic kidney, by both the induction of prehormone and ECE-1 synthesis, participates in microvascular dysregulation and in the development of CIN.
Prehormone 25-hydroxyvitamin D is found in the blood, but very little is found in milk.
They used a natural form of vitamin D, prehormone 25-hydroxyvitamin D, that's found in blood, but not in milk.
PRL is synthesized as a prehormone with a molecular weight of 26 kDa.