Involvement of urocortinergic neurons below the midbrain central gray in the physiological response to restraint stress in pigeons.

@article{Cunha2007InvolvementOU,
  title={Involvement of urocortinergic neurons below the midbrain central gray in the physiological response to restraint stress in pigeons.},
  author={Roberta P Cunha and Anton Reiner and Claudio Antonio Barbosa de Toledo},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2007},
  volume={1147},
  pages={175-83}
}
The present study was carried out to identify the diencephalic and midbrain neurons in pigeons that respond to stress (using restraint as the stressor) and determine if the urocortinergic neurons (expressing urocortin 1, Ucn1) below the midbrain central gray are among those activated. Immunolabeling for the immediate early gene Egr-1 was used to identity stress-responsive neurons, following 1-3 h of restraint. A large increase in nuclear Egr-1 immunolabeling was observed in several dorsomedial… CONTINUE READING