Does corticotropin releasing factor act via a calcium-dependent mechanism?

@article{Aldenhoff1986DoesCR,
  title={Does corticotropin releasing factor act via a calcium-dependent mechanism?},
  author={Josef Bernd Aldenhoff},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1986},
  volume={11},
  pages={231-236}
}
The widespread distribution of CRF in the brain suggests a possible role of this peptide as a neuromodulator. An interaction with calcium-dependent conductances, as observed in hippocampal slices, could explain the action of CRF in different brain structures. In the present study, the calcium antagonist, verapamil, was found to block the excitatory action of CRF on neuronal discharge activity. This supports the hypothesis that CRF blocks a calcium-dependent potassium conductance, which… CONTINUE READING