Rat corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) microinfused unilaterally or bilaterally into the locus coeruleus (LC) of awake, chronically cannulated rats produced a dose-dependent ECoG desynchronization and behavioral activation. ECoG spectra analysis revealed a significant decrease of total voltage power and of 0.25-3 and 3-6 Hz frequency bands. These effects were prevented by a pretreatment into the same site with alpha-hCRF, a selective antagonist at CRF receptors and by alprazolam, a benzodiazepine derivative. In conclusion, the present results indicate that CRF produces its behavioral and ECoG activating effects by interaction with specific receptors located on LC neurons.

Electrocortical power spectrum changes induced by microinfusion of corticotropin-releasing factor into the locus coeruleus in rats

FRATTA, WALTER;
1992

Abstract

Rat corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) microinfused unilaterally or bilaterally into the locus coeruleus (LC) of awake, chronically cannulated rats produced a dose-dependent ECoG desynchronization and behavioral activation. ECoG spectra analysis revealed a significant decrease of total voltage power and of 0.25-3 and 3-6 Hz frequency bands. These effects were prevented by a pretreatment into the same site with alpha-hCRF, a selective antagonist at CRF receptors and by alprazolam, a benzodiazepine derivative. In conclusion, the present results indicate that CRF produces its behavioral and ECoG activating effects by interaction with specific receptors located on LC neurons.
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