Table 2.

mRNA expression of neuropeptide hormone receptors in the normal adrenal, adrenal tumors, and adrenal tumor cell lines

sst2GHRHR/SV-1-RLHRHR
Normal adrenal medulla+
Normal adrenal cortex++
Benign PHEO++
Malignant PHEO++
Adrenocortical adenoma++
Adrenocortical carcinoma+
Adrenomedullary PC-12 tumor cells+
Adrenocortical SW-13 tumor cells+++