An anti-inflammatory role for glucocorticoids in the ovaries?

@article{Hillier1998AnAR,
  title={An anti-inflammatory role for glucocorticoids in the ovaries?},
  author={Stephen G. Hillier and Masa Tetsuka},
  journal={Journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={39 1-2},
  pages={
          21-7
        }
}
Roles of glucocorticoids in the direct regulation of ovarian function are poorly understood. This opinion paper highlights: (1) the inflammatory nature of the ovulatory process; (2) the contributions of cytokines and prostaglandins (hence inflammation) to ovulation; (3) the development-related pattern of 11beta-hydroxysteroid (11beta HSD) isoform expression (hence glucocorticoid metabolism) that occurs in ovarian follicles; and (4) the attribution of general anti-inflammatory properties of… CONTINUE READING
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