(A) There was no change in ngf mRNA with novel environment, shock or immobilization. (B) 5 mg/kg CORT significantly increased ngf mRNA at 3 hr over 0 mg/kg CORT, 30 min *q = 2.79, p<0.05. There was no change in fgfr1 (C, D), fgfr2 (E, F), fgfr3 (G, H), fgfr4 (I, J), vegf (K, L), bdnf exon IX (M, N) Or gadd45β (O, P) mRNA expression in dorsal hippocampus. (Q) Exposure to novel environment or footshock increased cfos expression in the dorsal hippocampus. One-way ANOVA, p<0.0001. ***q = 5.92 and q = 8.54, novel and shock, respectively, p<0.001. All values are average ± SEM. (R) All injection conditions showed a decrease in cfos mRNA over time. Two-way ANOVA, effect of time, p<0.0001. ***q = 4.42, 4.68, 4.91, 0 mg/kg 3 hr, 5 mg/kg 3 hr, 40 mg/kg 3 hr, respectively, p<0.001. All values are average ± SEM.