Time-dependent alterations in corticotropin-releasing factor-like immunoreactivity in different brain regions after acute cocaine administration to rats

Gardi, J., Bíró, É., Sarnyai, Z., Vecsernyés, M., Julesz, J., and Telegdy, G. (1997) Time-dependent alterations in corticotropin-releasing factor-like immunoreactivity in different brain regions after acute cocaine administration to rats. Neuropeptides, 31 (1). pp. 15-18.

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Abstract

Recent data from various laboratories suggest that the activation of endogenous corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) may contribute to the behavioral and neuroendocrine effects of cocaine. In the present study, the time-dependent variations in CRF-like immunoreactivity (CRF-LI) in the hypothalamus and several extrahypothalamic brain regions were determined after acute cocaine administration to handled rats. The intraperitoneal injection of 7.5 mg/kg cocaine led to a significantly decreased CRF-LI level in the basal forebrain and to a significantly increased CRF-LI level in the amygdala 60 min after administration, while the CRF-LI content was decreased in the hypothalamus and in the hippocampus 180 min after cocaine treatment. These results suggest that the durations of the effects of cocaine on CRF-LI are in the brain region-specific, which might contribute to the mediation of the diverse behavioral and neuroendocrine effects of cocaine.

Item ID: 35118
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1532-2785
Funders: Ministry of Social and Welfare of Hungary, FEFA-1008
Projects and Grants: Ministry of Social and Welfare of Hungary T-11-592/1993
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 05:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1109 Neurosciences > 110903 Central Nervous System @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 100%
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