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Gluccocorticoid receptor

A J Halayko, T Tran, S Y Ji, A Yamasaki, R Gosens
Asthma incidence has climbed markedly in the past two decades despite an increased use of medications that suppress airway inflammation and repress contraction of smooth muscle that encircles the airways. Asthmatics exhibit episodes of airway inflammation that potentiates reversible airway smooth muscle spasm. A hallmark diagnostic symptom of asthma is airway hyperresponsiveness to inhaled non-allergic stimuli, such as methacholine, that directly induce airway smooth muscle contraction. Inhaled gluccocorticoids are used for first-line prevention of airway inflammation, and are frequently combined with inhaled beta2-adrenoceptor agonists that can effectively relax airway smooth muscle and restore airway conductance...
May 2006: Current Drug Targets
K L Leach, M M Frost, P M Blumberg, J P Bressler
We have shown that the second stage tumor promoters mezerein (MEZ) and phorbol 12-retinoate 13-acetate (PRA) inhibit the gluccocorticoid-induced increase in glycerol phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) activity in C6 rat glioma cells with ED 50-values of 3.9 and 2.9 nM, respectively. Phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) was 10-fold less potent. MEZ was likewise more potent than PMA for inhibition of cAMP formation in response to isoproterenol. Binding competition studies using [3H]phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate ([3H]PDBu) yielded apparent Ki-values for MEZ and PRA of 50-70 nM...
August 1987: Cancer Letters
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