prohormone


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prohormone

[′prō‚hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
The precursor of a hormone.
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Vitamin D is a prohormone that plays an important role in the continuation of dopaminergic system functions, but its role in the pathophysiology of RLS has not yet been fully clarified (22).
This is especially pertinent when patients exhibit only low levels of the prohormone upon presentation.
N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) was measured with Cobas e601 by a standard electrochemiluminesence immunoassay (Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, Indiana).
Recent findings have confirmed the increase in the serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels of patients with bacterial infections.[6],[7] PCT is a prohormone of calcitonin and is produced by the thyroid C cells.
As heart failure is linked to kidney diseases and anemia, we developed a simple tool by incorporating the variables relevant to all three systems (ejection fraction (EF,%), estimated glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR, mL/ min), hemoglobin levels (Hb, g/dL), N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP, pg/mL)).
Vitamin D is a fat soluble secosteroid and prohormone. Its consumption is essential to preventing vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D deficiency related diseases.
It's sometimes referred to as a prohormone and can be considered the "mother" of all the steroid hormones.
investigated the age-stratified cutoff values of serum N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) for the Kawasaki disease patients classified into four subgroups by age (<6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, and >24 months).
It can be assumed that CYP2R1, as an inducible enzyme, is able to respond promptly to cholecalciferol load in diabetes to maintain a sufficient level of 25OHD prohormone for the realization of its physiological functions.
Vitamin D prohormone in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease.