Chapter 1. Glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids

  1. Prof. Dr. Michael Bader
  1. Eilidh Craigie,
  2. John J. Mullins and
  3. Matthew A. Bailey

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626236.ch1

Cardiovascular Hormone Systems: From Molecular Mechanisms to Novel Therapeutics

Cardiovascular Hormone Systems: From Molecular Mechanisms to Novel Therapeutics

How to Cite

Craigie, E., Mullins, J. J. and Bailey, M. A. (2008) Glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids, in Cardiovascular Hormone Systems: From Molecular Mechanisms to Novel Therapeutics (ed M. Bader), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626236.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Robert-Rössle-Strasse 10, 13092 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Edinburgh, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Molecular Physiology Unit, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319206

Online ISBN: 9783527626236

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Keywords:

  • glucocorticoid;
  • mineralocorticoid;
  • aldosterone;
  • 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase;
  • cardiovascular effect;
  • steroid receptor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Synthesis of the Corticosteroids

  • Regulation of Corticosteroid Synthesis

  • Corticosteroid Receptors and Control of Ligand Access

  • Cardiovascular Effects of Aldosterone

  • Cardiovascular Effects of Glucocorticoids

  • References