Effects of melanocortins on adrenal gland physiology.


The melanocortin-2-receptor (MC(2) receptor), also known as the ACTH receptor, is a critical component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The importance of MC(2) receptor in adrenal physiology is exemplified by the condition familial glucocorticoid deficiency, a potentially fatal disease characterised by isolated cortisol deficiency. MC(2)receptor… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.11.041


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