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Descriptions

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is a 39 amino acid polypeptide hormone synthesised from pre-opiomelanocortin (POMC). It is secreted from corticotropes in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in response to a corticotropin-releasing hormone. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Corticotropin (Wikipedia)

An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the secretion of corticosteroids and induces growth of the adrenal cortex. It is a single-chain polypeptide of about 39 amino acids, the first 24 of which are identical in all species. The 24-amino acid segment is responsible for the activity of the peptide whereas the 15-amino one confers immunological specificity. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

The testing of corticotropin, a pituitary function, is useful in the diagnosis of Cushings syndrome, Addison's disease, ectopic ACTH syndrome and adrenal carcinoma. Source: Regenstrief Institute

A drug, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitized individuals. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is a polypeptide hormone synthesized from pre-opiomelanocortin and secreted from corticotropes in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in response to the corticotropin-releasing hormone released by the hypothalamus. ACHT consists of 39 amino acids. It stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland, resulting in the synthesis of corticosteroids: mainly glucocorticoids, but also mineralcorticoids and, to a lesser extent, androgens. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Corticotropin
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
ACTH

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 促肾上腺皮质激素
Synonyms: ACTH;亲皮质素;促皮质素
fr-CA French (Canada) Hormone adrénocorticotrope
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Adrenokortikotroopne hormoon
Synonyms: Kortikotropiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Corticotropina
it-IT Italian (Italy) Corticotropina
el-GR Greek (Greece) Φλοιοτρόπος ορμόνη
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Kortikotropin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Кортикотропин
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) ACTH
Synonyms: adrenocorticotroop hormoon; adrenocorticotrofine; corticotrofine
fr-BE French (Belgium) Hormone adrénocorticotrope
Synonyms: ACTH