CRF (human, rat)
Biological ActivityEndogenous 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.
(Modifications: Ile-41 = C-terminal amide)
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Comparison of an agonist, urocortin, and an antagonist, astressin, as radioligands for characterization of corticotropin-releasing factor receptors.
Perrin et al.
Characterization of a 41-residue ovine hypothalamic peptide that stimulates secretion of corticotropin and β-endorphin.
Vale et al.
Corticotropin releasing factor receptors and their ligand family.
Perrin and Vale
Mediation by corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) of adenohypophysial hormone secretion.
Rivier et al.
Corticotropin-releasing factor receptors in rat forebrain: autoradiographic identification.
Souza et al.
Inhibition of gastric acid secretion in rats by intracerebral injection of corticotropin-releasing factor.
Tache et al.
Citations for CRF (human, rat)
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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
Systemic pro-inflammatory response facilitates the development of cerebral edema during short hypoxia.
Authors: Song Et al.
J Neurosci 2016;13:63
Orexin-corticotropin-releasing factor receptor heteromers in the ventral tegmental area as targets for cocaine.
Authors: Navarro Et al.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone drives anandamide hydrolysis in the amygdala to promote anxiety.
Authors: Gray Et al.
J Neurosci 2015;35:3879
Corticotropin releasing factor and catecholamines enhance glutamatergic neurotransmission in the lateral subdivision of the central amygdala.
Authors: Silberman and Winder
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
The dysphoric component of stress is encoded by activation of the dynorphin kappa-opioid system.
Authors: Land Et al.
J Neurosci 2008;28:407
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.
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