Ultrastructural and biochemical evidence for a steroid-containing secretory organelle in the perfused cat adrenal gland

A correlative study of the ultrastructural and biochemical effects of ACTH on fasciculata cells was carried out on the isolated cat adrenal gland perfused in situ with Locke's solution. The outstanding morphologic feature of cortical cells exposed to microunit ACTH concentrations for 40 min was the abundance of electron-dense granules (0.2-0.4 mum). These… CONTINUE READING