The influence of cortisol on blood sugar levels and the immune system is discussed in regard to lifestyle diseases. Cortisol can only be measured in the bloodstream when free and therefore the question of the concentrations of transport proteins and the affiliations of other hormones, such as progesterone, competing to bind to the same proteins, arise. We take as starting point a model based on a measure of the concentration of cortisol in the course of 24 hours, where different parameters are defined as constant. We change the concentration of cortisol to a dynamic expression and add progesterone to the model to see its influence on the system. We find that when the concentration is sufficiently high, 70 NM, it will lower the levels of bound cortisol, but not the albumin levels.
|Uddannelser||Matematik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Johnny T. Ottesen|