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(Science: pharmacology) corticosteroid substances (drugs or hormones) that are involved in carbohydrate metabolism by promoting gluconeogenesis and the formation of glycogen at the expense of lipid and protein synthesis. They are steroid based and possess anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Glucocorticoids are also produced normally by the adrenal cortex and provide for the response to stress.

Examples include: prednisolone, methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, betamethasone and dexamethasone.

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about corticosterone and body weight ?

you might want to look into the effects of glucocorticoid hormones on the lipid metabolism.

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by MrMistery
Wed May 07, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: about corticosterone and body weight ?
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Liver question?

Does liver and colon cells in a culture contain glucocorticoid receptors? If so how can we tell?

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by latkan2
Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Liver question?
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transcriptional cascade

... hormone receptor promoter that is used by insulin-like growth factor to inhibit PTH transcription. Another place to look at might be the glucocorticoid receptor system. Lastly, maybe you could look at what’s known about viral early-, middle-, and late-promoters. Virus transcription is ...

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by blcr11
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: transcriptional cascade
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Morgellon's or ..........flies, or .......

... WHAT I THINK WE ALL HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO FROM THE PESTIDCIDES!!! I WILL PUT THE HYPERLINK IN CASE YOU WANT REST OF THE ARTICLE. iT TALKS ABOUT GLUCOCORTICOID-RECEPTOR COMPLEX TOO "Thus, if environmentally relevant doses of arsenic are able to suppress the normal function of GR as a mediator ...

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by London
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Morgellon's or ..........flies, or .......
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