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Cells in focus Cells of the anterior pituitary

  title={Cells in focus Cells of the anterior pituitary},
  author={Chung-man. Yeung and Chi Bun Chan and Po Sing Leung and Christopher Hon‐Ki Cheng},
The anterior pituitary is made up of a number of cell types that are essential for such physiological processes as growth, development, homeostasis, metabolism, and reproduction. These include the hormonal cells corticotropes, thyrotropes, gonadotropes, somatotropes, lactotropes and a small population of mammosomatotropes, together with a non-hormonal cell type called the folliculo-stellate cells. The anterior pituitary hormonal cells are highly differentiated and are committed very early on… 

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