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Glucocorticoid is a compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Inhaled steroids reduce ACE2 expression in COPD lungs

Inhaled steroids reduce ACE2 expression in COPD lungs

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

UIC Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics receives $8.2 million NIH grant

UIC Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics receives $8.2 million NIH grant

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

Teen vaping study identifies stomach issues and history of substance abuse

EULAR publishes recommendations for management of rheumatic immune-related adverse events

EULAR publishes recommendations for management of rheumatic immune-related adverse events

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19

Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

Cumulative doses of oral steroids associated with increased hypertension

Cumulative doses of oral steroids associated with increased hypertension

Stress during pregnancy can cause lifetime of immune system deficiencies

Stress during pregnancy can cause lifetime of immune system deficiencies

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders

Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders

Study sets the record straight on unproven therapy to treat sepsis

Study sets the record straight on unproven therapy to treat sepsis

Researchers uncover genetic anomaly linked with poor response to common asthma treatment

Researchers uncover genetic anomaly linked with poor response to common asthma treatment

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica