Editor: Richard McCarty
Editor: Greti Aguilera
Editor: Esther L. Sabban
Editor: Richard Kvetnansky
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.
Deriving from the Seventh Symposium on Catecholamines and other Neurotransmitters in Stress,
Smolenice Castke, Slovenia, this book presents some of the latest research into stress, focusing on
catecholamines and other neurotransmitter molecules. Topics covered include:
*Central influences on the stress response
*Peripheral 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 particularily suitable for graduates and researchers in
the disciplines of neuroscience, endocrinology, medicine, immunology, cell and molecular biology,
biochemistry, pharmacology and stress research.