UVB Activates Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in C57BL/6 Mice.


To test the hypothesis that UVB can activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the shaved back skin of C57BL/6 mice was exposed to 400 mJ cm(-2) of UVB or was sham irradiated. After 12 and 24 hours of exposure, plasma, skin, brain, and adrenals were collected and processed to measure corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), urocortin (Ucn… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/jid.2014.450


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