TY - JOUR. T1 - Histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) participates in the down-regulation of corticotropin releasing hormone gene (crh) expression. AU - Miller, Lydia. AU - Foradori, Chad D.. AU - Lalmansingh, Avin S.. AU - Sharma, Dharmendra. AU - Handa, Robert J.. AU - Uht, Rosalie Maire. PY - 2011/8/3. Y1 - 2011/8/3. N2 - The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVH) plays a central role in regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Medial parvocellular neurons of the PVH (mpPVH) integrate sensory and humoral inputs to maintain homeostasis. Humoral inputs include glucocorticoids secreted by the adrenals, which down-regulate HPA activation. A primary glucocorticoid target is the population of mpPVH neurons that synthesize and secrete corticotropin-releasing factors, the most potent of which is corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). Although CRH gene (crh) expression is known to be down-regulated by glucocorticoids, the mechanisms by which this process occurs are still poorly ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Glucocorticoid negative feedback selectively targets vasopressin transcription in parvocellular neurosecretory neurons. AU - Kovács, Krisztina J.. AU - Földes, Anna. AU - Sawchenko, Paul E.. PY - 2000/5/15. Y1 - 2000/5/15. N2 - To identify molecular targets of corticosteroid negative feedback effects on neurosecretory neurons comprising the central limb of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, we monitored ether stress effects on corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) heteronuclear RNA (hnRNA) expression in rats that were intact or adrenalectomized (ADX) and replaced with corticosterone (B) at constant levels ranging from nil to peak stress concentrations. Under basal conditions, relative levels of both primary transcripts varied inversely as a function of plasma B titers. In response to stress, the kinetics of CRF hnRNA responses of intact and ADX rats replaced with low B were similar, peaking at 5 min after stress. By contrast, intact rats ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Cerebrospinal fluid corticotropin-releasing factor increases following haloperidol withdrawal in chronic schizophrenia. AU - Forman, Steven D.. AU - Bissette, Garth. AU - Yao, Jeffrey. AU - Nemeroff, Charles. AU - van Kammen, Daniel P.. PY - 1994/1/1. Y1 - 1994/1/1. N2 - Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), an endogenous neuropeptide, has been shown to coordinate endocrine, behavioral and autonomic responses to stress. However, while previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) CRF in schizophrenia have not demonstrated significant differences compared to control groups, these studies have not examined the effects of symptom severity or antipsychotic medication. CSF CRF concentrations increased in 18 of 21 male schizophrenic (DSM-III-R) patients after maintenance haloperidol was replaced by placebo (P,0.0001); there was also a trend for relatively greater increases in relapsers. CRF concentrations were not significantly related to severity of psychosis, depression, anxiety or ...
The regulatory region of the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is highly conserved across species and plays a crucial role in the response of the organism to stress. Release of CRH initiates a cascade of events leading to the release of cortisol and the regulation of inflammatory and immune events. In this report we describe polymorphisms in the 5 regulatory region of the CRH gene in humans. We studied the distribution of CRH alleles in three different African populations, in white UK Caucasoids, and in a Chinese population. In the African and UK populations we found three new polymorphisms which cosegregated, resulting in two alleles, A1 and A2. Gene frequencies for A1 and A2 were extremely divergent between the African and the UK populations. The African A1 frequency ranged from 0.27-0.3, while the UK Caucasoid frequency was 0.9. Compound alleles could be assigned by taking into account the previously described biallelic polymorphism at position 225 in the CRH promoter. The A2B1 compound allele
Autor: Linthorst, A. C. E. et al.; Genre: Zeitschriftenartikel; Im Druck veröffentlicht: 1997; Titel: Long-term intracerebroventricular infusion of corticotropin-releasing hormone alters neuroendocrine, neurochemical, autonomic, behavioral and cytokine responses to a systemic inflammatory challenge
In various animals, such as some fish, early exposure during development to environmental stressors, including high temperature, causes genetically female animals to develop male gonads. Although the process of sex reversal has been studied at a molecular level during gonad development, the role of the brain remains enigmatic. Now, Juan Fernandino and colleagues provide the first evidence that the central nervous system regulates environmental masculinisation in the medaka. They show that corticotropin-releasing hormone B (crhb) is upregulated in embryos incubated at high temperature during the period of gonadal sex determination. Using CRISPR/Cas9 to mutate the two genes encoding receptors for Crh, the authors show that mutating both crhr1 and crhr2 reduces female-to-male sex reversal at high temperatures. The process of masculinisation in these mutants can be rescued through the addition of cortisol, which acts downstream of Crh. Together, these data indicate that the ...
Background In this study the predictive value of the combined dexamethasone/CRH test (DEX/CRH test) for acute antidepressant response was investigated. Methodology/Principal Findings In 114 depressed inpatients suffering from unipolar or bipolar depression (sample 1) the DEX/CRH test was performed at admission and shortly before discharge. During their stay in the hospital patients received different antidepressant treatment regimens. At admission, the rate of nonsuppression (basal cortisol levels |75.3 nmol/l) was 24.6% and was not related to the later therapeutic response. Moreover, 45 out of 114 (39.5%) patients showed an enhancement of HPA axis function at discharge in spite of clinical improvement. In a second sample, 40 depressed patients were treated either with reboxetine or mirtazapine for 5 weeks. The DEX/CRH test was performed before, after 1 week, and after 5 weeks of pharmacotherapy. Attenuation of HPA axis activity after 1 week was associated with a more pronounced alleviation of
Rivalland, Elizabeth T.A., Iqbal, J., Clarke, I.J., Turner, Anne I. and Tilbrook, A.J. 2003, Distribution and co-localisation of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), arginine vasopressin (AVP) and enkephalin (Enk) in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the ewe, in Proceedings of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Endocrine Society of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 305-305. ...
Three uncommon findings were observed in a case of Cushings disease due to macroadenoma: no suppression of plasma ACTH during an 8-mg dexamethasone test, a negative corticotropin-releasing factor tes
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), the principal neuropeptide regulator of pituitary ACTH secretion, is also produced at peripheral inflammatory sites, where it acts as a proinflammatory cytokine, and by the Leydig cell of the testis, where it exerts autocrine inhibition of testosterone biosynthesis. Because key ovarian functions, such as ovulation and luteolysis, represent aseptic inflammatory responses, and because the theca cell is the functional equivalent of the Leydig cell, we explored the CRH presence in the ovary, first, by specific CRH immunohistochemistry of adult cycling female Sprague-Dawley rat ovaries. We detected cytoplasmic immunoreactive CRH (IrCRH) in theca and stromal cells and in cells within the corpora lutea, at all phases of the estrous cycle. Using a specific radioimmunoassay, we measured IrCRH in extracts of rat ovaries (0.042-0.126 pmol/g wet tissue). The mobility of the ovarian IrCRH molecule was similar to that of rat/human CRH by reverse phase HPLC. To ...
The isoflavone, daidzein is a biologically active, plant-derived compound that interacts with estrogen receptors. Data from previous studies have suggested that daidzein exerts beneficial effects in many diseases; however, as an endocrine disrupter, it may also alter the functioning of the endocrine system. Data regarding the effect of daidzein on the morphofunctional and histological parameters of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is still lacking. Therefore, using the newCAST stereological software, we investigated the effects of chronic (21 days) daidzein treatment on corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons within the hypothalamus and corticotropes (ACTH cells) in the pituitary, while image analysis was employed to-examine the intensity of fluorescence of CRH in the median eminence (ME) and adrenocorticotropin hormone in the pituitary in adult orchidectomized (Ovx) rats ...
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) responses remain intact or increase after chronic or repeated stress despite robust levels of circulating glucocorticoids that would be expected to restrain the responsiveness of the axis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronic stress altered …
In several neurological disorders including cerebral ischaemia, glutamate has been implicated as a neurotoxic agent in the mechanisms leading to neuronal cell death. The role of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), the 41-amino acid peptide, which activates the HPA axis in response to stressful stimuli, remains controversial. In this study, we report that CRH in low physiological concentrations (2 pm), prevented glutamate-induced neurotoxicity via receptor-mediated mechanisms when administered to organotypic hippocampal cultures both during and after the glutamate-induced insult. Detailed investigations on the mechanisms mediating this neuroprotective effect showed that activation of the adenylate cyclase pathway and induction of MAP kinase phosphorylation mediate the CRH action. In addition we showed that CRH can inhibit the phosphorylation of JNK/SAPK by glutamate. Most importantly, we showed that CRH can afford neuroprotection against neurotoxicity up to 12 h following the insult, ...
Subjects. The subjects were 63 male Long-Evans rats (Charles River, Raleigh, NC; 300-400 gm). Thirty-seven rats were studied for self-administration of heroin. Four of these animals developed blocked catheters, and their data are not included in the tests for reinstatement. They were, however, used for hormonal measurements at the end of the experiment. The animals were transferred from the animal housing facility to operant chambers 1 week after surgery. The animals lived in the operant chambers for 24 hr per day and were maintained on a reversed light/dark cycle (lights on 10:00 P.M. to 10:00 A.M.) throughout the experiment. Food and water were available ad libitum except during the 3 hr tests for reinstatement (see below). Twenty-six drug-naive rats were used for hormonal measurements after exposure to metyrapone and footshock. These rats were maintained on a reverse light/dark cycle in the animal facility with food and water available ad libitum. The drug-naive rats were brought to the ...
Dedic N, Kühne C, Jakovcevski M, Hartmann J, Genewsky AJ, Gomes KS, Anderzhanova E, Pöhlmann ML, Chang S, Kolarz A, Vogl AM, Dine J, Metzger MW, Schmid B, Almada RC, Ressler KJ, Wotjak CT, Grinevich V, Chen A, Schmidt MV, Wurst W, Refojo D, Deussing JM. Chronic CRH depletion from GABAergic, long-range projection neurons in the extended amygdala reduces dopamine release and increases anxiety. Nat Neurosci. 2018 06; 21(6):803-807 ...
Corticotropin-releasing hormone is a potent stimulator of synthesis and secretion of preopiomelanocortin-derived peptides. Although CRH concentrations in the human peripheral circulation are normally low, they increase throughout pregnancy and fall rapidly after parturition. Maternal plasma CRH probably originates from the placenta. Human plasma contains a CRH-binding protein which inactivates CRH and which may prevent inappropriate pituitary-adrenal stimulation in pregnancy ...
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corticotropin releasing factor-binding protein: MW 37 kDa; abolishes CRH-induced ACTH release; amino acid sequence in first source, (CRF-BP)
Labeled antagonists have advantages over agonists for the characterization of G protein-coupled receptors if, for example, the total number of binding sites is of interest, because the binding of antagonists is independent of the fraction of receptors coupled to the GTP-binding proteins (DeLean et al., 1980). For example, in thebeta adrenergic receptor system, high-affinity antagonists were used in receptor characterization (Brown et al., 1976).. All previously reported CRF antagonists were of too low an affinity to be used as radioligands for characterizing CRF-R1 receptors. With astressin (Gulyas et al., 1995), we now have an antagonist of sufficient affinity to make it suitable as a radioligand for the detection and characterization of both cloned and endogenous CRF receptors. Using autoradiographic techniques and radioreceptor assays, brain receptors have also been detected with oCRF* (De Souza et al., 1984) and 125I-labeled [Tyr0]oCRF (Grigoriadis and De Souza, 1988;Webster et al., ...
Cell Type-Specific Expression of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone-binding Protein in Gabaergic Interneurons in the Prefrontal Cortex Ketchesin KD, Huang NS, Seasholtz AF. Front Neuroanat. 2017 Oct 10;11:90. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2017.00090. eCollection 2017
In general, when one perceives a stressful situation, the (limbic)-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is activated. The HPA axis is a set of neuroendocrine responses to a stressful situation. The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus secretes corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and vasopressin, which are both part of the neuroendocrine system, classified as neurotransmitters and hormones (...animal physiology class is all coming back...). Vasopressin is an anti-diuretic, polypeptide hormone responsible for the bodys conservation of water and plays a key role in the regulation of homeostasis. CRH is also a polypeptide hormone and is responsible for stimulating further stress hormones. CRH is carried to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and vasopressin to the to the posterior lobe of the pituitary. CRH stimulates the synthesis and release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is then released into the bloodstream and stimulates the adrenal glands. The adrenals are two ...
The CRF1 receptor is a Gs-coupled GPCR expressed in the brain and pituitary gland that binds to several neuropeptides, including corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and urocortin, and the amphibian peptide sauvagine. CRF plays a predominant role in stress response mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and alterations in CRF and its receptors CRF1 and CRF2 appear to be linked to depression and anxiety. In comparison to the CRF2 receptor, the CRF1 receptor has received considerable attention as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of stress-related disorders such as adrenocorticotropin hypersecretion, increased colonic motility and exaggerated fear and anxiety-related behavior.
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Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is the master stress hormone. When this hormone goes awry it can impact everything, from your weight, to your health, to your behavior.
Stress can trigger drug-seeking behavior, increase self-administration rates, and enhance drug reward. A number of stress-related neuropeptides have been shown to mediate these behavioral processes. The most studied peptide in this category is corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which has been sh …
In response to stressors, individuals exhibit different coping styles, each characterized by a set of behavioral, physiological, and psychological responses.
The human CRHR2 gene contains 12 exons. Three major functional isoforms, alpha (411 amino acids), beta (438 amino acids), and gamma (397 amino acids), encoded by transcripts with alternative first exons,[7] differ only in the N-terminal sequence comprising the signal peptide and part of the extracellular domain (amino acids 18-108 of CRHR2 alpha); the unique N-terminal sequence of each isoform (34 amino acids in CRHR2 alpha; 61 amino acids in Hs CRHR2 beta; 20 amino acids in CRHR2 gamma) is followed by a sequence common to all isoforms (377 amino acids)[8] comprising most of the multi-pass transmembrane domain followed by a cytoplasmic domain of 47 amino acids. CRHR2 beta is expressed in human brain; CRHR2 alpha predominates in peripheral tissues. The N-terminal signal peptides of corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 and CRHR2 beta are cleaved off in the endoplasmic reticulum to yield the mature receptors. In contrast, CRHR2 alpha contains a unique pseudo signal peptide that is not removed ...
Winsky-Sommerer, R, Yamanaka, A, Diano, S, Borok, E, Roberts, AJ, Sakurai, T, Kilduff, TS, Horvath, TL and de Lecea, L (2004) Interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor system and hypocretins (Orexins): A novel circuit mediating stress response ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Arginine vasopressin is a much more potent stimulus to acth release from ovine anterior pituitary cells than ovine corticotropin-releasing factor. T2 - 1. In vitro studies. AU - Familari, Mlary. AU - Smith, A. Ian. AU - Smith, Robin. AU - Funder, John W.. PY - 1989/1/1. Y1 - 1989/1/1. N2 - Cultured rat and ovine anterior pituitary cells were treated with a range of doses (0.01-1,000 nM) of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and ovine corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), alone or in combination, and medium and cell content of immuno-reactive (ir-)ACTH determined. In rat cells, a dose-response curve to CRF was obtained, with a threshold dose of 0.1 nM\ A VP was much less effective alone, but augmented CRF responses when administered with CRF. In ovine pituitary cells AVP markedly stimulated ACTH release in a dose-dependent fashion, and with a threshold of 0.1 nM\ in contrast, CRF increased ACTH release over basal only at doses , 100 nM. In combination, subthreshold doses of AVP ...
This is the first study confirming that exogenous CRH can produce considerable changes in phasic contractions in human colon and small intestine. CRH is a peptide containing 41 amino acids,21distributed in the whole brain with dense localisation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus,22 and now considered to be a major mediator of the stress response.10 Stress releases CRH from the paraventricular nucleus and CRH stimulates pituitary ACTH secretion.23Growing evidence from animal experiments indicates that endogenous CRH plays a role in mediating stress induced alteration of gastrointestinal motor function.6-9 Intracerebroventricular administration of CRH mimics the effects of various stressors in inhibiting small intestinal transit and stimulating colonic motor function through autonomic pathways in rats.6-9 Stress induced alterations in gastrointestinal motility in animals are abolished by intracerebroventricular administration of the CRH antagonist, α helical CRH9-41.6-9 Our data ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of alpha-helical CRH on quantitative electroencephalogram in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. AU - Tayama, J.. AU - Sagami, Y.. AU - Shimada, Y.. AU - Hongo, M.. AU - Fukudo, S.. PY - 2007/6/1. Y1 - 2007/6/1. N2 - Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may have a higher tone of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the brain. We tested our hypothesis that peripheral administration of CRH antagonist, α-helical CRH 9-41 (αhCRH), improves decreased alpha power spectra and increased beta power spectra of electroencephalogram (EEG) in IBS patients. A barostat bag was inserted to the descending colon of 10 normal controls and 10 IBS patients. The EEG power spectra and topography were measured during baseline period and colonic distention period with the administration of saline followed by the administration of 10 μg kg-1 of αhCRH. IBS patients showed a significantly lower alpha power percentage and a higher beta power percentage than normal controls during ...
Neuropeptides such as neuropeptide Y (NPY) and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) have been implicated not only in acute regulation of stress/anxiety-related behaviors, but adaptations and changes in these neuropeptide systems may also participate in the regulation of behavior and endocrine responses during chronic stress. NPY is an endogenous anxiolytic neuropeptide, while CRH has anxiogenic properties upon central administration. Changes in these neuropeptide systems may contribute to disease states and give us indications for putative treatment targets for stress/anxiety disorders as well as alcohol/drug dependence. In this review, we briefly present these two systems and review their involvement in mediating the responses to acute and chronic stressors, as well as their possible roles in the development and progression of stress/anxiety disorders. We suggest that neuropeptides may be attractive in treatment development for stress/anxiety disorders, as well as for alcohol/drug dependence, ...
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is typically considered to mediate aversive aspects of stress, fear and anxiety. However, CRF release in the brain is also elicited by natural rewards and incentive cues, raising the possibility that some CRF systems in the brain mediate an independent function of positive incentive motivation, such as amplifying incentive salience. Here we asked whether activation of a limbic CRF subsystem magnifies the increase in positive motivation for reward elicited by incentive cues previously associated with that reward, in a way that might exacerbate cue-triggered binge pursuit of food or other incentives? We assessed the impact of CRF microinjections into the medial shell of nucleus accumbens using a pure incentive version of Pavlovian-Instrumental transfer, a measure specifically sensitive to the incentive salience of reward cues (which it separates from influences of aversive stress, stress reduction, frustration and other traditional explanations for stress-increased
Background Peripheral corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) plays an important role in stress-induced alterations of gastrointestinal motility. CRF injected peripherally inhibits gastric emptying, but its effect on gastric contractions has not bee
Introduction: Marchigian Sardinian alcohol-preferring (msP) rats exhibit innate preference for alcohol along with anxious phenotype. In these animals, two single-nucleotide polymorphisms in position -1,836 and -2,097 from the first start codon of the CRF1-R transcript have been found. Materials and Methods: Here, we examined whether these point mutations account for the heightened anxiety-like behavior and stress responsiveness of msP rats. We rederived the msP rats to obtain two distinct lines carrying the wild-type (GG) and point mutations (AA), respectively. Results: CRF1-R gene expression analysis revealed significant dysregulation of the system in the extended amygdala of AA rats. At the behavioral level, using the elevated plus maze, we found that both AA and GG lines had higher basal anxiety compared to Wistar rats. In the defensive burying test, AA rats showed decreased burying behavior compared to the GG and the unselected Wistar lines. Freezing/immobility did not differ among AA and GG ...
Drug addiction can be defined by a three-stage cycle-binge/intoxication, withdrawal/negative affect, and preoccupation/anticipation-that involves allostatic changes in the brain reward and stress systems. Two primary sources of reinforcement, positive and negative reinforcement, have been hypothesized to play a role in this allostatic process. The negative emotional state that drives negative reinforcement is hypothesized to derive from dysregulation of key neurochemical elements involved in the brain reward and stress systems. Specific neurochemical elements in these structures include not only decreases in reward system function (within-system opponent processes) but also recruitment of the brain stress systems mediated by corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and dynorphin-κ opioid systems in the ventral striatum, extended amygdala, and frontal cortex (both between-system opponent processes). CRF antagonists block anxiety-like responses associated with withdrawal, block increases in reward thresholds
The purpose of this study is to examine the safety and efficacy of XERECEPT (human Corticotropin-Releasing Factor, or hCRF) compared to dexamethasone in
Background CCR5 is a CC chemokine receptor mixed up in migration of effector leukocytes including macrophages, NK, and T cells into inflamed tissue. IL-17+Compact disc4+…. Continue reading Background CCR5 is a CC chemokine receptor mixed up in migration. Comments closed ...
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Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and urotensin I (UI) precursor cDNAs were cloned and sequenced from a goldfish brain cDNA library in order to investigate the distribution of CRF and UI mRNAs in goldfish brain and the regulation of CRF and UI gene expression. The CRF (966-bp) and UI (769-bp) cDNAs encode 163- and 146-amino acid precursors, respectively, and consist of a signal peptide sequence, a cryptic region, and a 41-amino acid mature peptide at the carboxy terminal. The deduced amino acid sequences of the CRF and UI peptides exhibit a sequence identity of 54%. Northern blot analysis revealed a single size of CRF (1.3 kb) and UI (2.0 kb) mRNAs, which are expressed in the telencephalon-preoptic, hypothalamic, optic tectum-thalamus, and posterior brain regions, but not in the pituitary. In addition, while the CRF gene is strongly expressed in the olfactory bulbs, the UI gene is not. In brain regions in which both genes are expressed, the mRNA levels of CRF were three- to sevenfold higher ...
We administered corticosterone to wild-type and Pomc−/− mice for 10 days, achieving comparable plasma corticosterone and hypothalamic CRH expression levels. Only in the Pomc−/− mice did this cause increased body weight and fat mass. An increase in food intake was also only seen in Pomc-null mice, with this exacerbation of preexisting hyperphagia likely to be as a result of a corticosterone-dependent increase in the expression of the orexigenic neuropeptide, AgRP.. Ten days of glucocorticoid treatment did not increase blood glucose levels but did increase plasma insulin levels in both wild-type and Pomc−/− mice. However, the absolute plasma insulin levels measured and fold increase from control were markedly higher in Pomc-null mice. Furthermore, corticosterone treatment to mice from weaning resulted in a progressive rise in blood glucose and frank diabetes by 10-12 weeks only in Pomc−/− mice, having no such effect in wild-type animals.. Two other groups have investigated the ...
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Two populations of neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus that have different efferent projections and physiological roles in the regulation of visceral responses were characterized morphologically with a combined intracellular filling, retrograde tracer, and immunohistochemical method. Neuroendocrine cells were retrogradely labeled by an intravenous injection of Fast blue, and distinguished from descending neurons that were retrogradely labeled by an injection of fluorogold into the spinal cord. Retrogradely labeled neurons were selectively penetrated and filled intracellularly with Lucifer yellow to visualize detailed features of their morphology. Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)-containing neurons were distinguished from other neuroendocrine cells by immunostaining the tissue with an antiserum to rat CRH. Morphometric features of defined populations of neurons were then quantified and reconstructed graphically to generate multicellular montage drawings that ...
The effect of NmU on stress and pain perception pathways has been demonstrated using mice. In contrast to NmU peptide-deficient mice, NmUR2 knockout (KO) mice appeared normal with regard to stress, anxiety, body weight regulation, and food consumption. However, the NmUR2 KO mice exhibit reduced pain sensitivity in both hot plate test and the chronic phase of the formalin test. Furthermore, facilitated excitatory synaptic transmission in spinal dorsal horn neurons, a mechanism by which NmU stimulates pain, did not occur in NmUR2 KO mice. Both NmUR2 expression and NmU-23 binding sites are highly localized to the outer layers of the spinal dorsal horn, and administration of NmU via intracerebroventricular (ICV) injections usually increases pain sensitivity in rats and mice. The expression of NmUR2 in the paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus (PVN), a major site for the release of Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), suggests an alternative role in mediating stress response. NmU and its ...
The encoded protein is a secreted calcium-binding protein which is found in the cytoplasm. It is related to calbindin D-28K and calretinin. This protein is thought to be involved in potassium chloride-stimulated calcium flux and cell proliferation.[6] This protein plays an important role in the release of the stress hormone Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and which only then enables stress processes in the brain. ...
Nervous System (CNS) may have an important role in CFS. One of the biggest overlooked factors in CFS is broad- Physical or emotional stress alters the activity of the spectrum nutritional deficiency. Many people mistakenly Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axis (HPA), leading to altered release assume that if you eat a well-balanced diet, you will get all the of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), cortisol and other nutrients that you need, yet scientific studies have shown hormones. CRH influences the immune system and many other body systems, and may also affect several aspects of recommending nutritional supplementation. In an expert review of vitamins for disease prevention published in the highly prestigious Journal of the American Medical Recent studies have shown that CFS patients often produce Association it was concluded that; "Most people do not lower levels of cortisol than do healthy controls.7 Cortisol consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. suppresses inflammation and ...
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