• enzyme
  • This approach relies on measurement of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17OHP), which is normally converted to 11-deoxycortisol by CYP21 and is therefore increased when the enzyme is deficient. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hormone
  • Weiming Li, professor of fisheries and wildlife who helped lead the project, said: "By identifying 11-deoxycortisol as a stress hormone in lamprey, it allows us to better understand how the endocrine system in vertebrates evolved into the complex systems we see in humans today. (thefreedictionary.com)