- An high-affinity, NAD-dependent 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase that acts unidirectionally to catalyze the dehydrogenation of CORTISOL to CORTISONE. It is found predominantly in mineralocorticoid target tissues such as the KIDNEY; COLON; SWEAT GLANDS; and the PLACENTA. Absence of the enzyme leads to a fatal form of childhood hypertension termed, APPARENT MINERALOCORTICOID EXCESS SYNDROME.
Find a translation for 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss this 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 rhyme with the community:
Use the citation below to add this rhymes to your bibliography:
"11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2." Rhymes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 30 Jul 2014. <http://www.rhymes.net/rhyme/11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2>.