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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlucocorticoids - New Recognition of Our Familiar Friend
EditorsXiaoxiao Qian
Place of PublicationCroatia
PublisherIntellect Books
Pages175 - 192
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9789535108726
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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