corticotropic cell


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corticotropic cell

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CRH induces corticotropic cells within the AP to produce adrenocorticotropin (ACTH); ACTH in turn triggers the release of glucocorticoids (GC) from adrenal cortical cells.
In the anterior lobe of the pituitary (pars distalis) corticotropic cells express the propiomelanocortin gene (POMC).

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