Involvement of arachidonic acid cascade pathways in interleukin-6-stimulated corticotropin-releasing factor release in vitro.


We have demonstrated that centrally administered interleukin-6 (IL-6) stimulates adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) secretion by a direct effect on corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) release from the hypothalamus. Since metabolites of the arachidonic acid cascade (AAC) have been implicated in mediating actions of cytokines in different tissues and some AAC… (More)