corticostatin

corticostatin

(kor″tĭ-kō-stă′tĭn) [L. cortex, bark, + status, stance]
A peptide that inhibits adrenocorticotropic hormone–stimulated secretion of corticosteroids by the adrenal glands. Rich in arginine and cystine, it is secreted by cells in the lungs, spleen, pituitary, and other organs. It competes with corticotropin for binding sites and appears to mediate the physiological response of the body to sepsis.
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Gene ID q value (%) Fold change Chromosomal NM_001005852 0 0.0102 chrY BC093959 4.9773348 0.0635 chr8 BC015823 0 0.0849 chr3 BC015822 4.0395761 0.0926 chr3 NM.002343 4.9773348 0.1161 chr3 NM.014893 0 0.1291 chrY BC055089 0 0.1412 chr3 AL133030 4.0395761 0.4397 chr22 Gene ID Symbol Full name NM_001005852 CYorf15A Chromosome Y open reading frame 15A BC093959 DEFA4 Defensin, alpha 4, corticostatin BC015823 ltf Lactotransferrin BC015822 ltf Lactotransferrin NM.002343 ltf Lactotransferrin NM.014893 NLGN4Y Neuroligin 4, Y-linked BC055089 CAMP Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide AL133030 KIAA1666 KIAA1666 protein