adrenocorticotropin


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a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

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Proadrenomedullin N-terminal 20 peptide inhibits adrenocorticotropin secretion from cultured pituitary cells, possibly via activation of a potassium channel.
Inhibition of steroidogenic response to adrenocorticotropin by leptin: implications for the adrenal response to maternal separation in neonatal rats.
In this collection of ten articles international experts describe their research in adrenal development and disorders, steroidogenic enzymes, adrenal androgens in humans an nonhuman primates, androgen synthesis and its clinical implications, a new form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, long-term outcomes of prenatal treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, syndromes involving adrenocorticotropin resistance, corticotrophin-independent Cushing Syndrome, and adrenal steroidogenesis and arterial hypertension.
5 show an increase in GH positive cells, a decrease in LH positive cells, and ectopic expression of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) in the Chd7Gt/+ pituitary.
Adrenal rest tumours are thought to originate from aberrant adrenal cells which migrate along with the descending testes, becoming hyperplastic when stimulated by adrenocorticotropin (ACTH).
Another explanation for normotension in pheochromocytoma is the fact that apart from catecholamine, these tumors secrete more than 10 other substances: calcitonin, somatostatin, neurotensin, adrenocorticotropin, [beta]-endorphin, lipotropin, metenkephalin, dopamine, neuropeptide Y and occasionally, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP).
In the tightly regulated feedback loop of the HPA axis, the hypothalamus produces corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) that stimulates the pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), which stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol.
The adrenal glands contain relatively large amounts of cholesterol, ascorbic acid and cortical steroids which are markedly decreased and cause hypertrophy when they are stimulated by stress or injection of adrenocorticotropin hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe (Brekhman, 1965; Landfield and Eldridge, 1991; Jacobson and Sapolsky, 1991).
Other therapies, such as piroxicam, prednisone, etoricoxib, and adrenocorticotropin hormone either haven't been as well studied or involve significant trade-offs.
Training Responses of Plasma Beta-Endorphin, Adrenocorticotropin, and Cortisol.
The second experiment determined if physiological stress induced in the chickens by exposure to adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) inhibited renal GLO activity.
GRF release from the hypothalamus initiates a cascade of events including release of adrenocorticotropin hormone from the pituitary and, in turn, release of glucorticoids from the adrenal cortex (release of glucocorticoids from the adrenal is considered a hallmark feature of the endocrine stress response).
During the fourth day and night, the researchers measured cortisol and adrenocorticotropin in each person's blood every half hour.
CRH induces corticotropic cells within the AP to produce adrenocorticotropin (ACTH); ACTH in turn triggers the release of glucocorticoids (GC) from adrenal cortical cells.
The key is a hormone, adrenocorticotropin, released into the blood which stirs the body out of its slumber.
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