Induction of cytokine receptors by glucocorticoids: functional and pathological significance.

@article{Wiegers1998InductionOC,
  title={Induction of cytokine receptors by glucocorticoids: functional and pathological significance.},
  author={Gerrit Jan Wiegers and Johannes M. H. M. Reul},
  journal={Trends in pharmacological sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={317-21}
}
Current concepts on the role of glucocorticoid hormones in the regulation of inflammatory and immune responses depict this role as being inhibitory. Over the past decade, however, a large variety of studies have shown that glucocorticoids also exert stimulatory effects on immune function, suggesting that the present concept of the role of glucocorticoids in… CONTINUE READING