• Official Full Name
  • Corticosterone
  • Background
  • Corticosterone is a steroid hormone secreted by the outer layer, or cortex, of the adrenal gland . Classed as a glucocorticoid, corticosterone helps regulate the conversion of amino acids into carbohydrates and glycogen by the liver, and helps stimulate glycogen formation in the tissues. Corticosterone is similar in structure, although somewhat less potent, than the other glucocorticoids cortisol and cortisone . It is produced in response to stimulation by the pituitary substance adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). In some species, but not in humans, corticosterone is the predominant glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal. It is a precursor in the synthesis of aldosterone , another adrenal cortical steroid.
  • Synonyms
  • CORT; Corticosterone; CST; PCST
Source (Host):Wheat GermSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human CORT Protein, GST-tagged
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human CORT Protein, His-tagged
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse Cort Protein, His-tagged
Source (Host):E. coliSpecies:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human CORT Protein, His-tagged
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Mouse
Product nameRecombinant Mouse CORT Protein
Source (Host):Mammalian CellsSpecies:Rat
Product nameRecombinant Rat CORT Protein
Source (Host):Species:Human
Product nameRecombinant Human CORT 293 Cell Lysate

Protein Function

Cort has several biochemical functions, for example, G-protein coupled receptor binding, neuropeptide hormone activity. Some of the functions are cooperated with other proteins, some of the functions could acted by Cort itself. We selected most functions Cort had, and list some proteins which have the same functions with Cort. You can find most of the proteins on our site.
Related Protein
Function G-protein coupled receptor binding
Related Protein PICK1; RSPO4; DNAJA1; INSL3; GNA15.1; UCN3; PSAPL1; GNAI2A; CORT; GNA13B
Function neuropeptide hormone activity
Related Protein PENK; C12orf39; NPY; CORT; PRLH; UCN; CALCB; NPPA; NTS; PYYA

Cort Related Articles

Schmidt, KL; Kubli, SP; et al. Early-Life Stress Has Sex-Specific Effects on Immune Function in Adult Song Sparrows. PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY 88:183-194(2015).
Kankova, Z; Okuliarova, M; et al. Immune responsiveness of Japanese quail selected for egg yolk testosterone content under severe protein restriction. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY 177:41-48(2014).