Flashcards in Structure and Function 4 Deck (7)
Steroid-sulphatase deficiency ichthyosis inheritance?
Metabolic functions of the skin
Vitamin D metabolism
Thyroid hormone metabolism
Defence against chemicals, drugs, pollutants & sunlight
This is how Vitamin D3 is stored in the LIVER
(then converted to 1-25-dihydroxycholecalciferol in the kidney)
Which wavelength range is responsible for converting cholecalciferol into Vitamin D3?
Percentage of T4 to T3 conversion that occurs in thyroid/skin?
20% of this conversion occurs in thyroid gland
80% in peripheral (to thyroid) tissues including skin
Name a disease that occurs due to hosts insufficient immune response
Tubercoid leprosy (Hansen's disease)