Systemic Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Administration Down-Regulates the Expression of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) and CRH-Binding Protein in Infant Rat Hippocampus

@article{Wang2004SystemicAH,
  title={Systemic Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Administration Down-Regulates the Expression of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) and CRH-Binding Protein in Infant Rat Hippocampus},
  author={Wei Wang and Bridgid Murphy and Kimberly E. Dow and R. David Andrew and Douglas D. Fraser},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={604-610}
}
Systemic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) administration is a first-line therapy for the treatment of infantile spasms, an age-specific seizure disorder of infancy. It is proposed that exogenous ACTH acts via negative feedback to suppress the synthesis of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), a possible endogenous convulsant in infant brain tissue. The aim of this study was to determine whether systemic ACTH treatment in infant rats down-regulates the hippocampal CRH system, including CRH… CONTINUE READING

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