Xiaoxiao Qian

University of Bristol United Kingdom

Dr. Xiaoxiao Qian, a neuroscientist/neurobiologist working in the field of stress and depression. After earned her BSc’s degree in Pharmacology and Pharmacy from Peking University (Beijing, China) in 2003, she went to the University of Bristol (Bristol, United Kingdom) to pursue her MSc study in Molecular Neuroendocrinology. After that she went to the University of Oxford (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom) to investigate the brain circuits involved in the pathology of schizophrenia and was rewarded with a D. Phil (PhD) in Neuropharmacology in 2007. Being fascinated by the unknown questions remained in mental diseases, she went back to the University of Bristol and has been investigating the relationship between stress and depression, especially the relationship between hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and stress response-induced glucocorticoid changes in the body.

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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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