Table 2

Density and subtype expression of NPY receptors in adrenal cortical tumors

TumorReceptor density (dpm/mg)
Y1Y2
Adenoma, Conn’s syndrome
 Case 13,265 *0
 Case 22,9850
 Case 32,1560
 Case 42,1220
 Case 51,9090
 Case 61,6620
 Case 71,613 *0
 Case 81,436 *0
 Case 99450
Adenoma, Cushing’s syndrome
 Case 103,4920
Adenoma, nonfunctioning
 Case 113,428 *0
 Case 122,564 *0
Carcinomas
 Case 131,248 *0
 Case 14376 *0
Mean density ± SE (NPY receptor-positive cases)2,086 ± 2570
  • * Heterogeneous receptor distribution.