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Noradrenergic innervation of the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex modulates hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal responses to acute emotional stress.

Radley JJ, Williams B, Sawchenko PE (2008) Noradrenergic innervation of the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex modulates hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal responses to acute emotional stress. J Neurosci 28:5806-5816. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0552-08.2008

Summary: Hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) responses to emotional stress are in part controlled by the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). The locus ceruleus (LC) is also thought to be involved in this system, leading to the question of what interaction might exist between the mPFC and LC. Rats were injected with 90-120 nl of 0.475-µg/µl anti-DBH-SAP (Cat. #IT-03) into the cortical field containing noradrenergic neurons that project to the dorsal mPFC. The results indicate that the LC functions as an upstream component in mPFC modulation of HPA activation due to emotional stress.

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