3. Corticosteroid Receptor Involvement in the Stress Response

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. E. Ronald de Kloet,
  2. Roel H. Derijk and
  3. Onno C. Meijer

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch3

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

de Kloet, E. R., Derijk, R. H. and Meijer, O. C. (2011) Corticosteroid Receptor Involvement in the Stress Response, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Medical Pharmacology/LACDR-LUMC, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330236

Online ISBN: 9781118083222

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Keywords:

  • corticosteroid receptor in stress response;
  • stress, a composite, multidimensional construct;
  • integrative communication systems and homeostasis;
  • CORTs, restraining psychological stress;
  • basal and stress-induced secretory patterns;
  • excess CORT and psychotic disorganization;
  • mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR);
  • brain GRs, HPA axis and central GR blockade;
  • MR and GR gene variants and stress response;
  • CORT actions mediated by MR and GR, and homeostasis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basal and Stress-induced Secretory Patterns

  • Receptor and Action Patterns

  • Brain MRs

  • Brain GRs

  • MR and GR Polymorphisms

  • MR, GR, and CRH

  • Acknowledgment

  • References