Nicholas S. Halmi

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Pituitary carcinoma is defined as a malignant pituitary tumour associated with blood- or lymph-borne metastases. Cushing's disease is frequently present in patients with this condition. After adrenalectomy for Cushing's disease, a 37-year-old man developed Nelson's syndrome resulting from a pituitary carcinoma with metastases to the spinal cord, cauda(More)
Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) catalyses the rate limiting step in hepatic and renal gluconeogenesis. Glucagon (acting via cyclic AMP (cAMP)) and glucocorticoids stimulate PEPCK gene transcription, whereas insulin has the opposite effect. Since these are the major regulatory hormones controlling glucose homeostasis, and because increased hepatic(More)
Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) was localized in the intermediate lobes of normal rat pituitaries with unlabeled antibody and the soluble peroxidase-antiperoxidase complex at the electron microscopic level. All of the intermediate lobe cells (light and dark cells) stained positively for ACTH. Stain of varying intensity was found on secretory granules and(More)