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The muscarinic cholinergic agonist arecoline stimulates the rat hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis through a centrally-mediated corticotropin-releasing hormone-dependent mechanism
Several lines of experimental evidence suggest that acetylcholine and other cholinergic agonists are excitatory to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. To examine the site on the HPA axis that is stimulated by ...
Uterine estrogen and progesterone receptors in an estrogen- and progesterone-“Resistant” primate
The squirrel monkey, a New World primate, has elevated plasma estradiol and progesterone concentrations compared to those in the cynomolgus macaque, an Old World primate. We previously reported that uterine progesterone ...
Primary cortisol resistance: A familial syndrome and an animal model
Primary cortisol resistance in man is a familial disease. It is characterized by increased plasma cortisol concentrations, high urinary free cortisol excretion, a normal circadian pattern of cortisol secretion, resistance ...