Molecular diversity of corticotropin-releasing hormone mRNA-containing neurons in the hypothalamus

The Journal of endocrinology

Hormonal responses to acute stress rely on the rapid induction of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) production in the mammalian hypothalamus, with subsequent instructive steps culminating in corticosterone release at the periphery. Hypothalamic CRH neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus are therefore considered as ’stress neurons‘. However, significant morphological and functional diversity among neurons that can transiently produce CRH in other hypothalamic nuclei has…

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