adrenarche


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the increase in activity of the adrenal glands just before puberty

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Though regulation of adrenarche is not well understood, we hypothesize that HCB may disrupt the production of sex steroids in the zona reticularis of the adrenals and impair activation or responsiveness to androgens at the tissue levels (Havelock et al.
4) It is striking that Herdt later even sought to biologize the timing of Sambian initiation, arguing that initiatory practices answered to anticipated demands and dangers of human adrenarche rather than regional ethnobiological notions of semen depletion (Herdt & McClintock, 2000).
Serine phosphorylation of human P450c17 increases 17,20-lyase activity: implications for adrenarche and the polycystic ovary syndrome.
Between the ages of 5 and 9, adrenarche occurs, resulting in increased secretion of many adrenal steroids (cortisol, androstenedione, dehydroepiandosterone).
Specifically, they discuss the role of mitochondria in steroidogenesis, the physiology and biochemistry of adrenarche, the corticomedullary interaction in the adrenal gland, genes involved in adrenal function, causes of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and the role of variation in regulation of aldosterone biosynthesis.
The relative timing of thelarche and adrenarche may differentially determine the onset of menarche (Biro et al.
Exaggerated adrenarche and altered cortisol metabolism in Type 1 diabetic children.