Urocortin in the central nervous system of a primate (Cebus apella): sequencing, immunohistochemical, and hybridization histochemical characterization.

@article{Vasconcelos2003UrocortinIT,
  title={Urocortin in the central nervous system of a primate (Cebus apella): sequencing, immunohistochemical, and hybridization histochemical characterization.},
  author={Luciana A P Vasconcelos and Cynthia Donaldson and Luciane Val{\'e}ria Sita and Cl{\'a}udio Aparecido Casatti and Claudimara Ferini Pacicco Lotfi and Li-qun Wang and M. Z. Alia Cadinouche and L. Frigo and Carol F Elias and David A. Lovejoy and Jackson Cioni Bittencourt},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={463 2},
  pages={157-75}
}
The urocortin (UCN)-like immunoreactivity and UCN mRNA distribution in various regions of the nonprimate mammalian brain have been reported. However, the Edinger-Westphal nucleus (EW) appears to be the only brain site where UCN expression is conserved across species. Although UCN peptides are present throughout vertebrate phylogeny, the functional roles of both UCN and EW remain poorly understood. Therefore, a study focused on UCN system organization in the primate brain is warranted. By using… CONTINUE READING