Corticotropic cell

Corticotropic cell
Corticotropic cell
Code TH H3.08.02.2.00009

Corticotropes (or corticotrophs) are basophilic cells in the anterior pituitary that produce adrenocorticotropic hormone, melanocyte-stimulating hormone and lipotropin. These cells respond to corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) and make up about 20% of the cells in the anterior pituitary.



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