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ea0011oc9 | Steroids and reproductive endocrinology | ECE2006

11β-HSD1: anti-inflammatory mechanism in acute and chronic inflammation?

Coutinho AE , Gray M , Sawatzky DA , Brownstein D , Mullins J , Seckl JR , Savill JS , Chapman KE

Although the anti-inflammatory effects of exogenous glucocorticoids (GC) upon inflammation are well recognized, the contribution of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1), an amplifier of GC action in vivo, in modulating endogenous GC action during inflammation is unknown. Mouse models of arthritis and lung inflammation were used to explore the role of 11β-HSD1 in acute and chronic inflammation. Arthritis was induced in 11β-HSD1−/&#...