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New Recognition of Our Familiar Friend

Edited by Xiaoxiao Qian

University of Bristol, United Kingdom

As one class of the most important steroid hormones, glucocorticoids have long been recognised and their therapeutic benefits have been widely used in clinical treatment, especially in anti-inflammation cases. Glucocorticoids regulate various processes in the body including the mobilization of energy stores, immune functions, gene expression, and maintenance of the homeostasis as well as the stress response, this is not surprising that the concept of "glucocorticoids" is mentioned in almost all medical text books that focus on specific organs or systems such as the cardiovascular system, the immune system, and the neuroendocrine system. The book of Glucocorticoids - New Recognition of Our Familiar Friend aims to introduce the latest findings relating to glucocorticoids, either freshly from the laboratory or from clinical case studies, and to open up a new angle of looking at the issue of balancing the therapeutic benefits and side effects brought up by glucocorticoids.

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GlucocorticoidsNew Recognition of Our Familiar FriendEdited by Xiaoxiao Qian

Published: November 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2915

ISBN: 978-953-51-0872-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7046-4

Copyright year: 2012

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58618 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

69 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanisms of Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR) Mediated Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Gene Expression

By Rosalie M. Uht


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2. CCKergic System, Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis, and Early-Life Stress (ELS)

By Mingxi Tang, Anu Joseph, Qian Chen, Jianwei Jiao and Ya-Ping Tang


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3. Mechanism of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis: An Update

By Xing-Ming Shi, Norman Chutkan, Mark W. Hamrick and Carlos M. Isales


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4. Extra-Adrenal Glucocorticoid Synthesis in Mucosal Tissues and Its Implication in Mucosal Immune Homeostasis and Tumor Development

By Feodora I. Kostadinova, Nina Hostettler, Pamela Bianchi and Thomas Brunner


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5. Glucocorticoid-Induced Cardioprotection: A Novel Role for Autophagy

By Anna-Mart Engelbrecht and Benjamin Loos


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6. Glucocorticoids and the Intestinal Environment

By Hümeyra Ünsal and Muharrem Balkaya


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7. Molecular Mechanisms Conferring Resistance/Sensitivity to Glucocorticoid-Induced Apoptosis

By Ilhem Berrou, Marija Krstic-Demonacos and Constantinos Demonacos


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8. The Role of GILZ in Anti-Inflammatory and Immunosuppressive Actions of Glucocorticoids

By Huapeng Fan and Eric F. Morand


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9. Glucocorticoids in Mate Choice

By Fhionna R. Moore


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10. Using Rodent Models to Simulate Stress of Physiologically Relevant Severity: When, Why and How

By Carine Smith


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11. Novel Aspects of Glucocorticoids Actions on Energy Homeostasis and Hydromineral Balance

By Silvia Graciela Ruginsk, Rodrigo Cesar Rorato, Beatriz de Carvalho Borges, Ernane Torres Uchoa, Lucila Leico Kagohara Elias and Jose Antunes-Rodrigues


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12. Role of Glucocorticoids in Regulation of Iodine Metabolism in Thyroid Gland: Effects of Hyper-And Hypocorticism

By Liliya Nadolnik


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13. The Effects of Glucocorticoids on Fetal and Placental Development

By Emin Turkay Korgun, Aslı Ozmen, Gozde Unek and Inanc Mendilcioglu


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14. Prenatal Glucocorticoids: Short-Term Benefits and Long-Term Risks

By Milica Manojlović-Stojanoski, Nataša Nestorović and Verica Miloševic


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15. Sex-Specific Effects of Prenatal Glucocorticoids on Placental Development

By Hayley Dickinson, Bree A. O’Connell, David W. Walker and Karen M. Moritz


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16. The Role of Glucocorticoids in Pregnancy: Four Decades Experience with Use of Betamethasone in the Prevention of Pregnancy Loss

By Fortunato Vesce, Emilio Giugliano, Elisa Cagnazzo, Stefania Bignardi, Elena Mossuto, Tarcisio Servello and Roberto Marci


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17. Glucocorticoids: Biochemical Group That Play Key Role in Fetal Programming of Adult Disease

By Aml Mohammed Erhuma


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18. Glucocorticoid Therapy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Clinical Analysis of 1,125 Patients with SLE

By Hiroshi Hashimoto


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19. The Use of Glucocorticoids in the Treatment of Acute Asthma Exacerbations

By Abdullah A. Alangari


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20. Glucocorticoid Resistance in the Upper Respiratory Airways

By Fabiana C.P. Valera, Edwin Tamashiro and Wilma T. Anselmo-Lima


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21. The Role of Corticosteroids in Today's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

By Mohammad Zandi


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22. Assessment of Glucocorticoids ‒ Induced Preclinical Atherosclerosis

By Amr Amin and Zeinab Nawito


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23. Steroids in Asthma: Friend or Foe

By Mahboub Bassam and Vats Mayank


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24. Corticosteroids for Skin Delivery: Challenges and New Formulation Opportunities

By Taner Senyigit and Ozgen Ozer


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25. Soft Glucocorticoids: Eye-Targeted Chemical Delivery Systems (CDSs) and Retrometabolic Drug Design: A Review

By Pritish Chowdhury and Juri Moni Borah


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