Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) Angiotensin II (epithelial cells) Calcitonin
Catecholamines (ß receptors) Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) Glucagon
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) Luteinizing hormone (LH) Parathyroid hormone (PTH) Secretin Somatostatin
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) Vasopressin (V2 receptor, epithelial cells)
cAMP is not the only second messenger used by the different hormones. Two other especially important ones are (1) calcium ions and associated calmodulin and (2) products of membrane phospholipid breakdown.
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