Developmental aspects of ovine adrenal adrenocorticotropic hormone receptor expression.

@article{Wang2004DevelopmentalAO,
  title={Developmental aspects of ovine adrenal adrenocorticotropic hormone receptor expression.},
  author={Jinjuan Wang and Nancy K. Valego and Yixin Su and Joan Smith and J Cameron Rose},
  journal={Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={27-35}
}
OBJECTIVE Maturation of adrenocortical function is important because a prepartum increase in fetal plasma glucocorticoids is required for survival after birth. Adrenal maturation may include alterations in the regulation of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) receptor expression. Therefore, we quantitated ACTH receptor expression in the ovine adrenal cortex during development and after manipulations to better understand the regulation of the adrenal receptor in vivo. METHODS For the ontogeny… CONTINUE READING