Wu Y, Song S, Liu H, Xing D, Wang X, Fei Y, Li G, Zhang C, Li Y, Zhang L (2015) Role of adrenomedullin in the cerebrospinal fluid-contacting nucleus in the modulation of immobilization stress. Neuropeptides 51:43-54. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2015.03.007
Summary: The CSF-contacting nucleus (CSF-CN) is a brain structure containing neurons that can bidirectionally transmit signals between the brain parenchyma and the CSF. In order to better understand what regulatory peptides modulate this organ, the authors eliminated the CSF-CN of rats with a 500-ng icv injection of CTB-SAP (Cat. #IT-14). Saporin (Cat. #PR-01) was used as a control. The elimination of the CSF-CN worsened the response to chronic immobilization stress; with other data this information suggests that the CSF-CN uses adrenomedullin as a stress-related peptide.