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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

"Adrenocorticotropic Hormone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Adrenocorticotropic Hormone" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Adrenocorticotropic Hormone" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 307 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 1998
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