CRF (human, rat)

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CRF (human, rat)
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Description: Stimulates ACTH release
Alternative Names: Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (human,rat)

Purity: ≥95%

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Citations (10)

Biological Activity

CRF (human, rat) is a endogenous peptide agonist for the CRF receptor (Ki values are 11, 44 and 38 nM for hCRF1, rCRF2a and mCRF2b respectively). Stimulates the synthesis and release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary.

Technical Data


(Modifications: Ile-41 = C-terminal amide)

Soluble to 1.10 mg/ml in water
Store at -20°C

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Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.

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Sold with the permission of the SALK Institute

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Citations for CRF (human, rat)

The citations listed below are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for CRF (human, rat) include:

10 Citations: Showing 1 - 10

  1. Exchange protein directly activated by cAMP 2 is required for CRH-releasing hormone-mediated spine loss.
    Authors: Xie Et al.
    Eur J Neurosci  2019;
  2. Deciphering the Contributions of CRH Receptors in the Brain and Pituitary to Stress-Induced Inhibition of the Reproductive Axis.
    Authors: Raftogianni Et al.
    Front Mol Neurosci  2018;11:305
  3. CRF-R1 activation in the anterior-dorsal BNST induces maternal neglect in lactating rats via an HPA axis-independent central mechanism.
    Authors: Klampfl Et al.
    J Neuroinflammation  2016;64:89
  4. Systemic pro-inflammatory response facilitates the development of cerebral edema during short hypoxia.
    Authors: Song Et al.
    J Neurosci  2016;13:63
  5. Orexin-corticotropin-releasing factor receptor heteromers in the ventral tegmental area as targets for cocaine.
    Authors: Navarro Et al.
    Psychoneuroendocrinology  2015;35:6639
  6. Corticotropin-releasing hormone drives anandamide hydrolysis in the amygdala to promote anxiety.
    Authors: Gray Et al.
    J Neurosci  2015;35:3879
  7. Corticotropin releasing factor and catecholamines enhance glutamatergic neurotransmission in the lateral subdivision of the central amygdala.
    Authors: Silberman and Winder
    Neuropharmacology  2013;70:316
  8. Corticotropin releasing factor signaling in the central amygdala is recruited during binge-like ethanol consumption in C57BL/6J mice.
    Authors: Lowery-Gionta Et al.
    J Neurosci  2012;32:3405
  9. The dysphoric component of stress is encoded by activation of the dynorphin kappa-opioid system.
    Authors: Land Et al.
    J Neurosci  2008;28:407
  10. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and the urocortins differentially regulate catecholamine secretion in human and rat adrenals, in a CRF receptor type-specific manner.
    Authors: Dermitzaki Et al.
    Endocrinology  2007;148:1524


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