ACTH (1-39) Human SYSMEHFRWGKPVGKKRRPVKVYPNGAEDESAEAFPLEF-acid
Full length human adrenocorticotropic hormone, a tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.
Catalogue number crb1000076 Molecular Weight 4541.07 Sequence (one letter code) SYSMEHFRWGKPVGKKRRPVKVYPNGAEDESAEAFPLEF-acid Sequence (three letter code)
Aliase ACTH (1-39), adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone (1-39), corticotropin Purity >95% Storage - 20 ° C References
Ghaddhab et al (2017) From Bioinactive ACTH to ACTH Antagonist: The Clinical Perspective. Front. Endocrinol. (Lausanne) 8 PMID: 28228747
Iwayama et al (2018) Spontaneous adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) normalisation due to tumour regression induced by metyrapone in a patient with ectopic ACTH syndrome: case report and literature review. BMC Endocr. Disord. 18(1) PMID: 29587720
Manufactured in: United Kingdom
Human adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) also known as corticotropin. ACTH is a tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and member of the melanocortins peptide family. ACTH is cleaved from the precursor proopiomelanocortin (POMC). ACTH is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and is often produced in response to biological stress. ACTH acts to increase the production and release of cortisol via its interaction with the ACTH receptor; ACTHR, also known as melanocortin type 2 receptor (MC2R). Receptor activation increases the intracellular concentration of cAMP via adenylyl cyclase.
Abnormal ACTH levels in the body has been linked to primary adrenal insufficiency/Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease and secondary adrenal insufficiency