Molecular formula: C210H314N56O57S
Molecular weight: 4567.21 a.m.u.
Fields of Application
Diagnosis of adrenocortical insufficiency
As alternative to systemic corticosteroid therapy
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also known as corticotropin, is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is the major regulator of the adrenal cortex function. It is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus). Its principal effects are increased production and release of corticosteroids. A deficiency of ACTH is a cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency and an excess of it is a cause of Cushing’s syndrome.
Regular injectable form.