Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Response to Stress Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF).- 1. Corticotropin-releasing factor receptors in the brain and pituitary: their role in the stress response.- 2. Role of endogenous corticotropin-releasing factor in modulating the pituitary response to stress.- 3. Modification of hypothalamic neurons by behavioral stress.- 4. Stress-related behavioral effects of corticotropin-releasing factor.- 5. Corticotropin-releasing factor, stress and arousal.- 6. Dual control of corticotropin secretion: isolation of corticotropin-inhibiting factor.- Brain Peptides, Stress, and Autonomic Function.- 7. Neuropeptides, the paraventricular nucleus, and the integration of hypothalamic neuroendocrine and autonomic function.- 8. Autonomic neuropeptide connections of the amygdala.- 9. Neuropeptide regulation of the autonomic nervous system.- 10. Neurophysiology of hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory neurons.- 11. Brain vasopressin and cardiovascular regulation in normotensive and hypertensive animals.- Neuropeptides, Stress, and Gastrointestinal Function.- 12. Role of brain peptides in the ulcerogenic response to stress.- 13. Neuropeptides and duodenal ulcer: the cysteamine story.- 14. Stress, opioids, and gastrointestinal transit.- 15. Stress and consummatory behavior.- 16. Characteristics of brain calcitonin receptors.- 17. Calcitonin and calcitonin gene-related peptide.- Stress, Neuropeptides, and Immune Function.- 18. Opioid peptides, stress, and immune function.- 19. Neuropeptide receptors are shared components of nervous and immune systems.- Opioids and Stress.- 20. Opioid receptors and their ligands.- 21. Opioids and stress: effects upon nociception, behavior, and autonomic function following electroconvulsive shock, circulatory shock, or central nervous system injury.- 22. Stress, analgesia, and neuropeptides.- 23. Distinctive functional properties of limbic system opioid peptides.- 24. Opioids and stress: the role of ACTH and epinephrine.
Neuropeptides and Stress presents a comprehensive survey by leading pioneers in the field of the knowledge and concepts implicating neuropeptides in the regulations of responses to stress. Topics covered include: recent advances on the regulation and modulation of the behavioral, endocrine, autonomic, gastrointestinal, immune and analgesic responses to stress by neuropeptides. Neuroanatomical and biological data are considered. Special emphasis is given to corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and opioid peptides.
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