Deriving the latest material from the Seventh Symposium on Catecholamines and other Neurotransmitters in Stress held in the Slovak Republic, Stress: Neural, Endocrine and Molecular Studies presents some of the latest research into stress, focusing on catecholamines and other neurotransmitter molecules. Topics covered include:
Peripheral influences on the stress response
Central influences on the stress response
Molecular regulation during stress
Stress during development and aging
Stress hormone receptors
Clinical aspects of stress.
Stress: Neural, Endocrine and Molecular Studies is particularly suitable for graduates and researchers in the disciplines of neuroscience, endocrinology, medicine, immunology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and stress research.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction 1. Stress-Related Central Neuronal Regulatory Circuits Part 2. Central Influences on the Stress Response 2. Re-Evaluation of the Role of Serotonin in Stress - A 'Systems-Level' Approach 3. Neurocircuit Activation of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis: Roles for Ascending Norepinephrine Systems 4. Pain and Stress: Convergence and Divergence of Neuronal Pathways 5. Chronic Hypercortisolemia Inhibits Dopaminergic Activity in the Nucleus Accumbens 6. Distinctive Changes in Central Norepinephrinergic Transmission are Induced by Unconditional Naturalistic Environmental Stimuli 7. Interstitial Norepinephrine in the Hypothalamus of Rats Fed a Lysine-Deficient Diet 8. A Possible Role of the Coeruleospinal-Modulation System Under Painful Stress 9. Responses of Catecholaminergic, - Endorphinergic and Gonadoliberinergic Neuronal Systems in the Hypothalamus of Anestrous Ewes to Stressful Stimuli 10. Effect of Various Stressors on Neuronal Activity in the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus of Long-Term Repeatedly Immobilized Rats Part 3. Peripheral Influences on the Stress Response 11. Gender Differences in Rats in Sympathoadrenal Activity at Rest and in Response to Stress 12. Sex Differences in Diurnal Variations in Corticosterone Responses to Emotional Stressors 13. Hemodynamic Response Variability to Behavioral Stress Correlates with Predisposition to Disease 14. Immobilization Stress Affects Calcium Homeostasis in Rat Kidney by Modulation of Calcium Transport Systems 15. Osteocalcin Response to Immobilization: Possible Involvement of Parathyroid Hormone 16. Effects of Novel Stressors on Plasma Catecholamine Levels in Rats Exposed to Long-term Cold Part 4. Molecular Regulation During Stress 17. Transcriptional and Post-Translational Regulation of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone and Vasopressin Expression by Stress and Glucocorticoids 18. Transcriptional Mechanisms of Stress-Triggered Activation of Neurotransmitter Gene Expression 19. Regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Gene Transcription Rate by Stress: Use of Transgenic Mice 20. Genes of Tetrahydrobiopetrin-Synthesizing Enzymes in Relation to Stress 21. Novel Stressors Exaggerate Tryosine Hydroxylase Gene Expression in the Andrenal Medulla of rats Expose to Long-Term Cold Stress 22. Stress-Induced Expression of Phenylethanolamine N-Methyltransferase: Normal and Knock Out Animals 23. Reacting to Stress in the Absence of norepinephrine: Lessons from Dopamine-Hydroxylase and Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Deficient Mice 24. Role of CRH Binding Protein in Mammalian Stress Response 25. Gene Expression of the cardia renin-Angiotensin Components and Its Modulation by Stress 26. Association Between Brain COMT Gene Expression and Aggressive Experience in Daily Agonistic Confrontations in Male Mice Part 5. Neural-Endocrine-Immune Interactions 27. Cytokines and Stress: Neurochemistry, Endocrinology and Behaviour 28. Central Neurochemical Effects of Cytokines: Parallels with Stressor Effects 29. Neuropeptides in Immune Tissues: Mediators of the Stress Response Part 6. Stress During Development and Aging 30. The Ontogeny of the Neural Response to Stress: The Influence of Maternal Factors 31. Age and Stress: Differential Effect on Neurotransmitter Gene Expression in Adrenal Medulla and Brain Catecholaminergic Neurons 32. Regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase with Age: Modulation by Cold and Exercise 33. Effects of Neonatal Treatment with Antisense Oligodeoxynucleotide to Alpha2A-Adrenergic Receptor on Noradrenergic System of rat Brain 34. Prenatal Stress Alters Endocrine and Immune Reactions in Neonatal Pigs 35. Human Fetal and Maternal Stress Responses Part 7. Stress Hormone Receptors 36. Overview of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors and Binding Protein 37. Pituitary CRH and VP Receptors and Their Role in Cortcotroph Responsiveness During Stress 38. Effect of 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose-Induced Inhibition of Glucose Utilization on Nuclear All-Trans Retinoic Acid Receptor Status in Rat Liver 39. Mineralocorticoid Receptor-Mediated Effects on Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity are Modulated by the -Adrenergic System 40. Alpha and Beta Adrenoceptor-Mediated Molecular and Electrocardiographic Responses to Emotional Stress Part 8. Clinical Aspects of Stress 41. Stressor-Specific activation of Catecholaminergic Systems: Clinical Demonstrations 42. Hypocortisolism and the Triad of Fatigue, pain and Stress 43. Plasma Catecholamines, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Response During Different Stress Stimuli in Established Essential Hypertension 44. Neuroendocrine Responses to Passive and Active Hyperthermia in Healthy Men Part 9. Prologue 45. Conference Summary Regulatory Circuits Part 2. Central Influences on the Stress Response Part 3. Peripheral Influences on the Stress Response Part 4. Molecular Regulation During Stress Part 5. Neural-Endocrine-Immune Interactions Part 6. Stress During Development and Aging Part 7. Stress Hormone receptors Part 8. Clinical Aspects of Stress Part 9. Prologue