HSD2

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HSD2Harrison School District Two (Colorado)
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In addition, a total of 50 placental samples selected randomly from the group at term showed that--compared with nondieters--dieters had decreased levels of the enzyme 11b hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11b HSD2), indicating increased fetal exposure to cortisol, as well as increased levels of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), indicating an increased placental capacity to produce prostaglandins.
In addition, a total of 50 placental samples selected randomly from the group at term showed that--compared with nondieters--dieters had decreased levels of the enzyme 11[beta] hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11[beta] HSD2), indicating increased fetal exposure to cortisol, as well as increased levels of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), indicating an increased placental capacity to produce prostaglandins.
(30) The reverse reaction facilitating inactivation of cortisol to cortisone is affected by the 11 [beta] HSD2 enzyme through 11 [beta] dehydrogenation.