In the human body, hydroxycorticosterone is used by the aldosterone synthase enzyme found in zona glomerulosa. This enzyme is used in the process of creating aldosterone. This is a steroid hormone found in the adrenal cortex of the adrenal glands, used in the regulating blood pressure by increasing absorption rates of water and ions in the kidney, leading to the secretion of potassium, and consequent conservation of sodium, which ultimately regulates blood pressure in the body.
It is therefore naturally located in extracellular and membranes, blood, and the adrenal gland. Abnormal quantities in the blood lead to terminal aldosterone biosynthesis defects.
Medical use of Synthetic Hydroxycorticosterone
It is used in a differential diagnosis of hyperaldosteronism because of adrenal adenoma. This is tested in patients with preexisting hypertension, abnormal renal-potassium wastage, and hypokalemia. Both bilateral hyperplasia and adrenal adenoma are known to increase the levels of 18-Hydroxycorticosterone, but using serum levels of 18-OH B from predetermined levels, bilateral hyperplesia can be ruled out.
The detection of Hydroxycorticosterone levels is done through extraction, then subjected to chromatography and a radio-immunoassay. or mass spectrometry. To assist labs with the detection and accurate analysis of this hormone, IsoSciences synthesizes and supplies unlabeled and labeled forms of this molecule.
8066UNL Unlabeled Hydroxycorticosterone (CAS 561-65-9)
8066 D-labeled Hydroxycorticosterone (CAS 1257742-38-3; d4)
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