Expression and functional consequences of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity in human bone.

Glucocorticoids have an essential role in skeletal development and function but are detrimental in excess. In several tissues, glucocorticoid action is dependent upon the expression of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11beta-HSD) isozymes, which interconvert active cortisol (F) and inactive cortisone (E). We previously demonstrated the expression of… CONTINUE READING