corticotropin releasing factor


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Related to corticotropin releasing factor: ACTH, Corticotropin releasing hormone

corticotro′pin releas′ing fac`tor


n.
a hormonelike substance of the hypothalamus that increases the production of ACTH in response to stress. Abbr.: CRF
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The urocortins (Ucn1, Ucn2, and Ucn3), members of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) [4] family, have diverse bioactivities and participate in the neuroendocrine responses to stress, appetite suppression, immuno-modulation, energy and water homeostasis, and cardiovascular function (1-5).
Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) plays an important role during the development of alcohol addiction and stress-induced relapses to alcohol drinking (M.
Activation of brain corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) receptors mediates stress-related inhibition of upper GI and stimulation of lower GI motor function through interaction with different CRF receptor subtypes.
Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF): Studies in alcohol preferring and non-preferring rats.
Neurotransmitter modulation of corticotropin releasing factor secretion into the hypophysial-portal circulation.
The Phase 2 trial, which involved 150 patients experiencing a major depressive episode, found no benefit for patients treated with the experimental drug, a corticotropin releasing factor (CRF1) receptor antagonist called GSK561679.
The linking mechanism in the study involves the interaction between corticotropin releasing factor receptor 1 (CRFR1) and specific types of serotonin receptors (5-HTRs).
Central regulation of gastric emptying of solid nutrient meals by corticotropin releasing factor.
Consumption of alcohol also may alter regulatory agents of stress, particularly increasing corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) activity and decreasing neuropeptide Y.
Neurobiologists have found that consumption of alcohol also may alter regulatory agents of stress, particularly increasing corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) activity and decreasing neuropeptide Y.
Their topics include the life cycle of depression, considerations of cognitive, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral theories, the role of development and its implications in childhood and adolescent depression, developments in psychodynamic development psychopathology such as complex developmental pathways, and the integration of psychology and neurobiology in such treatment tools as corticotropin releasing factor.
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