Glucocorticoids in the control of neuroinflammation.

  title={Glucocorticoids in the control of neuroinflammation.},
  author={Denise Tischner and Holger M. Reichardt},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  volume={275 1-2},
Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones that are endowed with profound anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities. Endogenous glucocorticoids are key players in the modulation of the immune system and establish an endocrine basis of many inflammatory diseases. In addition, synthetic glucocorticoids are amongst the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. In this review we summarize our present knowledge on the mechanisms by which… CONTINUE READING

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