ACTH Receptors

Cell Surface Receptors that bind Corticotropin; (ACTH, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes. Pharmacology suggests there may be multiple ACTH receptors. An ACTH receptor has been cloned and belongs to a subfamily of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors. In addition to the Adrenal Cortex, ACTH receptors are found in the Brain and Immune Systems.