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Receptors mineralocorticoid

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receptors, mineralocorticoid

cytoplasmic proteins that specifically bind mineralocorticoids and mediate their cellular effects. The receptor with its bound ligand acts in the nucleus to induce transcription of specific segments of dNA. Mineralocorticoids were named for their actions on extracellular electrolyte concentrations. The most important example is aldosterone.