ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE-IM 80 IU
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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced by and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. The hormone is an adrenal gland stimulant that is administered to secrete large amounts of cortisol into the bloodstream. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone IM 80 IU by NexGen has a dual effect; in addition to causing a euphoric response in the brain it also acts as a potent anti-inflammatory at the tissue level. ACTH acts directly on the adrenal glands to stimulate the production of steroids, most notably cortisol in response to stress.
In addition to steroidogenic enzymes, ACTH also enhances transcription of the mitochondrial genes that encode for subunits of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation systems. These actions may actually be necessary to supply the enhanced energy needs of adrenocortical cells stimulated by ACTH.
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