Beta-lipotropin: a new aldosterone-stimulating factor

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Science  11 Jul 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4453, pp. 307-308
DOI: 10.1126/science.6247763


Beta-Lipotropin stimulated the production of aldosterone in collagenase-dispersed rat adrenal capsular cells. The maximum response obtained with beta-lipotropin was the same as the response obtained with corticotropin and was greater than that obtained with angiotensin II. These data suggest that beta-lipotropin may play a role in aldosterone regulation.