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The involvement of ACTH and MSH in the stress response in teleost fish
Bonga, S.W.; Balm, P.H.M.; Lamers, A.E. (1995). The involvement of ACTH and MSH in the stress response in teleost fish. Neth. J. Zool. 45(1-2): 103-106
In: Netherlands Journal of Zoology. E.J. Brill: Leiden. ISSN 0028-2960, more
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  • Bonga, S.W.
  • Balm, P.H.M.
  • Lamers, A.E.

Abstract
    Increased secretion of cortisol, the most important corticosteroid of teleost fish, is a primary indicator of stress. Although cortisol secretion is under multiple control, the pituitary gland has a dominating role. For all vertebrates ACTH is generally considered the most important factor mediating pituitary control of corticosteroid secretion during stress. α-MSH may be of importance in addition to or instead of ACTH, depending on the type of stressor.

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