ACTH

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ACTH:

see adrenocorticotropic hormoneadrenocorticotropic hormone
, polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Its chief function is to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal gland to secrete adrenocortical steroids, chief among them cortisone.
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Both POMC and LepR deficiency obesity are rare genetic disorders associated with severe, early-onset obesity and unrelenting hyperphagia.
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In rat and human corticotroph adenoma cell series, troglitazone and rosiglitazone decreased the tumor cell growth, increased the apoptosis and lowered the ACTH secretion by inhibiting POMC mRNA expression (16).
Though, when pressed, Tony the singer from POMC compared himself and his band to another Boro centre back, Robert Huth, "as we're both young lads bringing an old school style to a modern audience.
Estos tumores usualmente se acompanan de un alto indice de proliferacion celular con el marcador KI67, expresan el EGFR y el gen POMC.
Moreover, in vivo studies found that acute ethanol administration to rodents increased the POMC content of the pituitary, the release of pituitary and hypothalamic [beta]-endorphin, and [beta]-endorphin levels in the blood (Gianoulakis 1993; Modesto-Lowe and Fritz 2005).