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The protein now called Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 (PGRMC1) has been described independently by many groups in different cellular contexts. As a result it has been given an impressive diversity of names. While this protein was initially described on the basis of a singular property, e.g. expression or steroid binding, its possible(More)
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is characterized by hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and amenorrhea before the age of 40. The condition has a heterogeneous background but genetic factors are demonstrated by the occurrence of familial cases. We identified a mother and daughter with POF both of whom carry an X;autosome translocation [t(X;11)(q24;q13)]. RNA(More)
A controversy regarding the identity of receptors that mediate nongenomic, transcription-independent cellular responses to steroids is presently attracting considerable scientific interest. While there is strong evidence for classic receptors belonging to the nuclear receptor superfamily to mediate nongenomic steroid effects in some cases, it does not exist(More)
Aldosterone has attracted considerable interest as an independent cardiovascular risk marker, which has been demonstrated in a number of studies. Furthermore, recent studies revealed the prevalence of hyperaldosteronism to be about tenfold higher than previously assumed, which underlines its clinical importance. Aldosterone affects virtually any part of the(More)
According to the traditional model, steroid hormones bind to intracellular receptors and subsequently modulate transcription and protein synthesis, thus triggering genomic events finally responsible for delayed effects. In addition, very rapid effects of steroids mainly affecting intracellular signaling have been widely recognized which are clearly(More)
Nongenomic action of aldosterone has been observed in many cell types which often are different from the classic target tissues for mineralocorticoid action, such as vascular cells. As judged from their time scale and insensitivity toward inhibitors of protein synthesis, effects are not mediated by the classic mineralocorticoid receptor pathway. Here we(More)
BACKGROUND Although donor dopamine treatment reduces the requirement for post transplantation dialysis in renal transplant recipients, implementation of dopamine in donor management is hampered by its hemodynamic side-effects. Therefore novel dopamine derivatives lacking any hemodynamic actions and yet are more efficacious in protecting tissue from cold(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Catechol containing compounds have anti-inflammatory properties, yet for catecholamines these properties are modest. Since we have previously demonstrated that the synthetic dopamine derivative N-octanoyl dopamine (NOD) has superior anti-inflammatory properties compared to dopamine, we tested NOD in more detail and sought to elucidate(More)
Not all of the actions of aldosterone are mediated by the classic genomic pathway involving transcription and translation. Non-genomic or non-classical rapid responses that do not require these steps have been known for some time, but have only attracted significant interest in the last decade. At the cellular level, second messengers and kinase cascades(More)
Mineralocorticoids, which are synthesized locally in the central nervous system in addition to their adrenal production, trigger both genomic and nongenomic responses. Several functions of mineralocorticoids in the CNS are known to date, which are reviewed along with nongenomic responses in other tissues. A controversy regarding the identity of receptors(More)