The Paraventriculo-Infundibular Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) - Immunoreactive System of the Rat - I. Morphological Aspects.- The Paraventriculo-Infundibular Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) - System II. Functional Aspects.- Role of Neurotransmitters and Electrophysiological Changes in the Hypothalamus Related to Central Adrenocortical Regulation.- Role of Brain Noradrenaline in the Effects of Pre- and Early Postnatal Stress on the Adrenocortical Function in Adults.- Modified Development of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenocortical (HPA) Axis Response to Stress in Young Rodents with Experimentally Altered Thyroid Status.- Immunological Stress Induces Severe Cardiac Myolysis: Mediation by Leukotrienes.- Relationships Between the Amount of Sleep, Stress and Ovarian Function in Women.- Hormonal Response to Exercise in Non-Athletic Women.- Neuroendocrine Control in the Thermal Stress.- The Significance of the Cholinergic-Adrenergic Interactions in the Response of the Rat to Immobilization Stress.- Endogenous Peptides in Circulatory Shock.- Pineal Gland and Opioid Peptides Might be Intervening Variables in Initial Stress-Induced Prolactin Surge.- Effect of Constant Light and Darkness on the Deep Pineal of the Rat.- The Relationship Between Stress and Acupuncture Analgesia.- ACTH Neurons, Stress and Behavior: A Synthesis.- Some Endorcine and Metabolic Consequences of the Stress Following High Level Spinal Cord Section.- Reaction of Neuroendocrine Cells to Stress.- Calcium-Activated Phospholipid-Dependent Protein Kinase: A Novel Signal Transduction Mechanism in the Pituitary.
The beautiful town of Cavtat near Dubvronic, Yugoslavia was the site of the twelfth meeting of the International Foundation for Biochemical Endocrinology. It was sponsored by the Serbian Academy for Sciences and Arts and by the Foundation. The Croatia Hotel in Cavtat was a splendid place for a meeting. The presentation of the subject matter relating to "Neuroendocrine Correlates of Stress" was interesting and informa tive. The topics included many forms of stress, their mediators and responses. They included: releasing factors; neurotransmitters in the hypothalamus; role of noradrenal ine; the reaction of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical axis to stress; immunological stress; thermal stress; immobil ization stress; peptides in shock; stress-induced prolactin; stress and acupuncture; stress and behavior; spinal cord transection and stress; electroconvulsive stress; neuroendocrine cells and stress; protein kinase as a signal transducer; the effects of constant 1 ight and darkness on the pineal; sleep, stress and ovarian function; and finally, hormonal response to exercise. Subsequently, the papers presented were rewritten for inclusion in this monograph. The Chairmen for the sessions at Cavtat were K. McKerns and Stefan Manolov, V. Chong-Li and L. Rakic, S. Feldman and R. Mil in, M. Lee and V. Liposits. The next meeting of the Foundation will be held in Edinburgh near the end of September, 1985. The topic will be "Neuroendocrine Molecular Biology" with Professor George Fink as Honorary Chairman of the local organizing committee.
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