CRF-dependent and CRF-independent mechanisms involved in hypophysial-adrenal system activation by bacterial endotoxin.


The immune system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis play important role in the overall inflammatory response. The mechanism through which lipopolysaccharide (LPS, endotoxin) stimulates the HPA axis is not well understood. In order to clarify the role of hypophysiotropic peptides of paraventricular origin in the effect of LPS on ACTH and… (More)