CRF Mediates the Anxiogenic and Anti-Rewarding, But Not the Anorectic Effects of PACAP

@article{Dore2013CRFMT,
  title={CRF Mediates the Anxiogenic and Anti-Rewarding, But Not the Anorectic Effects of PACAP},
  author={Riccardo Dore and Attilio Iemolo and Karen Smith and Xiao Fan Wang and Pietro Cottone and Valentina Sabino},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={2160-2169}
}
Anxiety disorders represent the most common mental disturbances in the world, and they are characterized by an abnormal response to stress. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and its receptor PAC1 have been proposed to have a key role in mediating the responses to stress as well as the regulation of food intake and body weight. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), the major stress peptide in the brain, has been hypothesized to be involved in PACAP effects, but the… CONTINUE READING
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