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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).

Year introduced: 2007, 1987-1993 (1963)

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.327.935.531.500, D06.472.699.631.525.600.531.500, D12.644.400.400.935.531.500, D12.644.548.365.935.531.500, D12.644.548.691.525.690.531.500, D12.776.631.650.405.935.531.500

MeSH Unique ID: D000324

Registry Number: 9002-60-2

Entry Terms:

  • Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic
  • ACTH (1-39)
  • ACTH
  • Corticotrophin
  • Corticotropin
  • Corticotropin (1-39)
  • Corticotrophin (1-39)
  • Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone
  • Hormone, Adrenocorticotrophic
  • 1-39 ACTH
  • Adrenocorticotropin

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