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Compound Summary for: CID 70678714

Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone

Also known as: Corticoliberin; Corticotropin releasing hormone; human/rat CRF; CHEBI:65312; corticotropin-releasing factor (human/rat)
Molecular Formula: C209H346N60O62S2   Molecular Weight: 4755.47834   InChIKey: KLVRDXBAMSPYKH-RKYZNNDCSA-N
A peptide of about 41 amino acids that stimulates the release of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE. CRH is synthesized by neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, CRH stimulates the release of ACTH from the PITUITARY GLAND. CRH can also be synthesized in other tissues, such as PLACENTA; ADRENAL MEDULLA; and TESTIS.   From: MeSH
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