The corticotropin-releasing factor/urocortin system and alcohol

Andrey E. Ryabinin, Ryan K. Bachtell, Stephen C. Heinrichs, Soon Lee, Catherine Rivier, M. Foster Olive, Kristin K. Mehmert, Rosana Camarini, Joseph A. Kim, Heather N. Koenig, Michelle A. Nannini, Clyde W. Hodge, Amanda J. Roberts, George F. Koob

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This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the RSA meeting in Montreal, Canada. The organizer was Andrey E. Ryabinin, and the chair was George F. Koob. The presentations were (1) Introduction, by Stephen C. Heinrichs; (2) Role of CRF and its receptors in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal response to alcohol, by Soon Lee and Catherine Rivier; (3) A role for CRF in the allostasis of alcohol dependence, by George F. Koob and Amanda J. Roberts, (4) CRF and alcohol: Lessons from knockouts, microinjections, and microdialysis, by M. Foster Olive, Kristin K. Mehmert, R. Camarini, Joseph A. Kim, Heather N. Koenig, Michelle A. Nannini, and Clyde W. Hodge; and (5) Selective sensitivity of urocortin-containing neurons to alcohol self-administration, by Andrey E. Ryabinin and Ryan K. Bachtell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-722
Number of pages9
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Allostasis
  • Corticotropin-Releasing Factor
  • Edinger-Westphal Nucleus
  • Extended Amygdala
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
  • Paraventricular Nucleus of Hypothalamus
  • Place Preference
  • Urocortin
  • c-Fos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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