A precursor hormone made primarily in the adrenal glands, but also in the brain, liver, skin, and ovaries. It can convert to DHEA and progesterone and all the adrenal steroid hormones, including testosterone and estrogen.
A hormone that may be converted to other hormones like DHEA. Like other hormones, pregnenolone is produced in ample qualities when young, but begins to decline with age.
a precursor hormone synthesized from cholesterol, principally in the adrenal glands, but also in the liver, skin, brain, testicles, ovaries, and retina of the eyes. Also called pregenolone ( source)
Hormone made in the brain and other organs especially the adrenal glands. Pregnenolone itself can be metabolized into DHEA and progesterone. Pregnenolone is being studied for memory enhancing properties and is being used clinically in older patients with depression and "age associated memory Impairment." Pregnenolone may be a critical tool for the maintenance of cognitive function for older adults.
The "mother" steroid hormone from which most other steroid (sex) hormones are made, including DHEA. Has beneficial neurotransmitter effects.
A steroid that serves as a go-between in the synthesis of various hormones-such as progesterone.
the grandmother steroid hormone produced in the mitochondria that is the base “raw-material” for all the steroids and neuro-steroids.
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone involved in the steroidogenesis of progesterone, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens. As such it is a prohormone.