Dominic Cavlan

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The adrenal gland controls a plethora of crucial physiological functions, and dysfunction is associated with severe morbidity. Because of the vital importance of appropriate adrenal function, the development and function of the gland have been intensively studied, and these investigations have revealed fascinating developmental origins and a remarkable(More)
The development and maintenance of the zones of the adrenal cortex and their steroidal output are extremely important in the control of gluconeogenesis, the stress response, and blood volume. Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) is expressed in the adrenal cortex and signals to capsular cells, which can respond by migrating into the cortex and converting into a(More)
Androgen-secreting adrenal cancers are extremely rare malignancies, accounting for only a tiny proportion of the total number of women presenting with signs of androgen excess. Estrogen-secreting adrenal cancers are rarer still. Understanding how these tumors work benefits from an appreciation of adrenal steroid biosynthesis, as it is said that secretion in(More)
UNLABELLED A state of insulin resistance is common to the clinical conditions of both chronic growth hormone (GH) deficiency and GH excess (acromegaly). GH has a physiological role in glucose metabolism in the acute settings of fast and exercise and is the only anabolic hormone secreted in the fasting state. We report the case of a patient in whom knowledge(More)
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