Effects of intracerebroventricular administration of ovine corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF 1-41) on passive avoidance behaviour: Lack of influence on monoamine contents of limbic brain areas

Mátyás Fekete, Mária Balázs, Gyula Telegdy, Andrew V Schally

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The effects of intracerebroventricular administration of synthetic ovine corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF 1-41) have been investigated on the retention of passive avoidance behaviour, and on the dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin contents of the hypothalamus, mesencephalon, amygdala, septum and striatum, as well as on the plasma corticosterone levels of hypophysectomized and sham-operated rats. Treatment with CRF 1-41 20 min before the first retention test, 24 hours after the learning trial, significantly facilitated the passive avoidance behaviour of hypophysectomized animals in a dose-dependent manner. No effect was found in sham-operated rats. No significant effects of a wide dose range of intracerebroventricularly injected CRF on the monoamine contents of limbic brain structures were detected. However, the same doses of CRF 1-41 increased the plasma corticosterone level in sham-operated rats. The data suggest that the release of CRF from neurons in the limbic system does not alter the monoamine contents in this system, although this peptide facilitates the retention of the passive avoidance behaviour of hypophysectomized rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-292
Number of pages10
JournalNeuropeptides
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Avoidance Learning
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
Rats
Brain
Sheep
Corticosterone
Plasmas
Limbic System
Mesencephalon
Amygdala
Hypothalamus
Neurons
Dopamine
Serotonin
Norepinephrine
Animals
Learning
Peptides
Retention (Psychology)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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