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In adult life, the type 2 isozyme of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11betaHSD2) protects the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) from glucocorticoid by inactivating cortisol to cortisone. 11betaHSD2 activity has been reported in human fetal tissues, where glucocorticoids may impair fetal growth yet are also required for normal fetal development. Using(More)
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