Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF, also known as corticotropoin-releasing hormone) is a peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus in response to stress. It looks like a wound-up cylinder, as shown in the CRF image featuring this article. CRF is best known for its role in regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is
What is Corticotropin-releasing factor, or CRF?
Mar 17, 2023