Effects of glucocorticoids on Na+/H+ exchange and growth in cultured vascular smooth muscle cells.

We have examined the effects of hydrocortisone on growth and Na+/H+ exchange in cultured rat aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). Hydrocortisone (2 microM) treatment of growth-arrested VSMC significantly decreased VSMC growth in response to 10% calf serum assayed by 3H-thymidine incorporation and cell number at confluence. This effect was associated… CONTINUE READING