adrenal cortex | definition

outer portion of adrenal glands that produces corticosteroids


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Research Article: Expression of progenitor markers is associated with the functionality of a bioartificial adrenal cortex

Date Published: March 29, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Mariya Balyura, Evgeny Gelfgat, Charlotte Steenblock, Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis, Gerard Ruiz-Babot, Leonardo Guasti, Martin Werdermann, Barbara Ludwig, Tobias Bornstein, Andrew V. Schally, Ana Brennand, Stefan R. Bornstein, Kevin P.M. Currie. Abstract: Encapsulation of primary bovine adrenocortical cells in alginate is an efficacious model of … Continue reading

Research Article: The Involvement of Nek2 and Notch in the Proliferation of Rat Adrenal Cortex Triggered by POMC-Derived Peptides

Date Published: October 3, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Pedro Omori Ribeiro de Mendonca, Ismael Cabral Costa, Claudimara Ferini Pacicco Lotfi, Ferdinando Di Cunto. Abstract: The adrenal gland is a dynamic organ that undergoes constant cell turnover. This allows for rapid organ remodeling in response to the physiological demands of the HPA … Continue reading

Research Article: Cell Proliferation, Movement and Differentiation during Maintenance of the Adult Mouse Adrenal Cortex

Date Published: December 4, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Su-Ping Chang, Hamish D. Morrison, Frida Nilsson, Christopher J. Kenyon, John D. West, Steven D. Morley, Harpal Singh Randeva. Abstract: Appropriate maintenance and regeneration of adult endocrine organs is important in both normal physiology and disease. We investigated cell proliferation, movement and differentiation in … Continue reading

Research Article: Cushing’s Syndrome and Fetal Features Resurgence in Adrenal Cortex–Specific Prkar1a Knockout Mice

Date Published: June 10, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Isabelle Sahut-Barnola, Cyrille de Joussineau, Pierre Val, Sarah Lambert-Langlais, Christelle Damon, Anne-Marie Lefrançois-Martinez, Jean-Christophe Pointud, Geoffroy Marceau, Vincent Sapin, Frédérique Tissier, Bruno Ragazzon, Jérôme Bertherat, Lawrence S. Kirschner, Constantine A. Stratakis, Antoine Martinez, G. Stanley McKnight Abstract: Carney complex (CNC) is an inherited neoplasia … Continue reading

Research Article: Human Cytochrome P450 2W1 Is Not Expressed in Adrenal Cortex and Is Only Rarely Expressed in Adrenocortical Carcinomas

Date Published: September 6, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Paola Nolé, Britt Duijndam, Adam Stenman, C. Christofer Juhlin, Mikael Kozyra, Catharina Larsson, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Inger Johansson, Aamir Ahmad. Abstract: Human cytochome P450 2W1 (CYP2W1) enzyme is expressed in fetal colon and in colon tumors. The level of expression is higher in colon … Continue reading

Research Article: NCI-H295R, a Human Adrenal Cortex-Derived Cell Line, Expresses Purinergic Receptors Linked to Ca2+-Mobilization/Influx and Cortisol Secretion

Date Published: August 8, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Haruhisa Nishi, Hirokazu Arai, Toshihiko Momiyama, Alexander G. Obukhov. Abstract: Purinergic receptor expression and involvement in steroidogenesis were examined in NCI-H295R (H295R), a human adrenal cortex cell line which expresses all the key enzymes necessary for steroidogenesis. mRNA/protein for multiple P1 (A2A and … Continue reading

Research Article: Three Dimensional Visualization and Fractal Analysis of Mosaic Patches in Rat Chimeras: Cell Assortment in Liver, Adrenal Cortex and Cornea

Date Published: February 7, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Stephen Iannaccone, Yue Zhou, David Walterhouse, Greg Taborn, Gabriel Landini, Philip Iannaccone, David S. Milstone. Abstract: The production of organ parenchyma in a rapid and reproducible manner is critical to normal development. In chimeras produced by the combination of genetically distinguishable tissues, mosaic patterns … Continue reading