Zona glomerulosa-specific factor: Cloning and function

  title={Zona glomerulosa-specific factor: Cloning and function},
  author={Mitsuhiro Okamoto and Hiroshi Takemori and Sunil K. Halder and Osamu Hatano},
The rat adrenal cortex is composed of three zones: the zona glomerulosa, the zona fasciculata, and the zona reticularis. Several investigators have claimed the presence of a zona intermedia between the zonae glomerulosa and fasciculata. The cells of zona glomerulosa, a few layers of cells just beneath the adrenal capsule, synthesize and secrete aldosterone, whereas those of zonae fasciculata and reticularis secrete glucocorticoids and androgens, respectively. The function of the cells in zona… CONTINUE READING