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Term:
cortisol biosynthetic process (GO:0034651)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
(+)-camphor biosynthetic process 
(+)-lariciresinol biosynthetic process 
1,5-anhydro-D-fructose biosynthetic process 
1-butanol biosynthetic process +  
11-oxo-beta-amyrin biosynthetic process 
abscisic acid biosynthetic process +  
acetoin biosynthetic process 
acetone biosynthetic process 
aldosterone biosynthetic process +   
androst-4-ene-3,17-dione biosynthetic process +  
aromatic primary alcohol biosynthetic process 
asperfuranone biosynthetic process +  
aurone biosynthetic process 
brexanolone biosynthetic process 
chalcone biosynthetic process 
chanoclavine-I biosynthetic process +  
chrysobactin biosynthetic process 
cis-abienol biosynthetic process 
cortisol biosynthetic process +   
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of cortisol, the steroid hormone 11-beta-17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione. Cortisol is synthesized from cholesterol in the adrenal gland and controls carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties.
cspyrone B1 biosynthetic process 
DIF-1 biosynthetic process 
ecdysteroid biosynthetic process +  
ecgonone methyl ester biosynthetic process 
epothilone biosynthetic process 
ethanol biosynthetic process +  
ethanolamine biosynthetic process 
farnesol biosynthetic process 
funalenone biosynthetic process 
geraniol biosynthetic process 
glycolate biosynthetic process +   
glycyrrhetinate biosynthetic process 
helvolic acid biosynthetic process +  
isobutanol biosynthetic process 
kojic acid biosynthetic process +  
methanol biosynthetic process 
methylglyoxal biosynthetic process  
monodictyphenone biosynthetic process +  
naphtho-gamma-pyrone biosynthetic process +  
negative regulation of glucocorticoid biosynthetic process +   
neosartoricin biosynthetic process +  
octanol biosynthetic process 
phytol biosynthetic process +  
positive regulation of glucocorticoid biosynthetic process +   
progesterone biosynthetic process +   
quinone biosynthetic process +   
regulation of glucocorticoid biosynthetic process +   
regulation of ketone biosynthetic process +   
rhizobactin 1021 biosynthetic process 
shamixanthone biosynthetic process 
tensidol A biosynthetic process +  
tensidol B biosynthetic process +  
testosterone biosynthetic process +   
tetracenomycin C biosynthetic process 
tetracycline biosynthetic process 
undecan-2-one biosynthetic process 
vindoline biosynthetic process 
xanthone-containing compound biosynthetic process +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: cortisol biosynthesis ;   cortisol formation ;   cortisol synthesis
Narrow Synonyms: cortisol anabolism
Definition Sources: GOC:BHF, GOC:mah, GOC:rl

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