Calcitonin gene-related peptide in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis produces an anxiety-like pattern of behavior and increases neural activation in anxiety-related structures.

@article{Sink2011CalcitoninGP,
  title={Calcitonin gene-related peptide in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis produces an anxiety-like pattern of behavior and increases neural activation in anxiety-related structures.},
  author={Kelly S. Sink and David L. Walker and Yong Yang and Michael L Davis},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={1802-10}
}
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) evokes anxiety-like responses when infused into the lateral ventricle of rats. Because the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) lies immediately adjacent to the lateral ventricle, is rich in CGRP receptors, and has itself been implicated in anxiety, we evaluated the hypothesis that these effects are attributable… CONTINUE READING