zona reticularis


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Related to zona reticularis: zona fasciculata, zona glomerulosa

zona reticularis

[‚zō·nə re‚tik·yə′lär·əs]
(anatomy)
The inner tissue layer of the adrenal cortex that is involved in the synthesis and secretion of sex steroid precursors and, to less extent, glucocorticoids.
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14]C]DDD showed a very weak but selective labeling of zona fasciculata and zona reticularis (data not shown).
14]C]DDE binding was confined to zona fasciculata, while zona glomerulosa, zona reticularis, and the adrenal medulla were devoid of bound radioactivity (above the background levels).
2]-DDE, was irreversibly bound in zona reticularis suggests that different CYP enzymes are involved in the metabolic activation of these adrenal toxicants.