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  1. Corticosteroids

    The anti-inflammatory corticosteroids act as glucocorticoid receptor agonists and modulate expression of genes containing the glucocorticoid response element (GRE).

    efaccena - 09/09/2016 - 9:44am

  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    COPD is a largely preventable lung condition. The main risk factor for development and exacerbation of COPD is tobacco smoking, but environmental and/or occupational exposure to pollutants is also implicated in the pathology of COPD. A very small number of cases are caused by genetic defects or impaired lung development. Smoking cessation is the most effective way to prevent COPD, or to reduce symptoms and exacerbations from established disease.

    efaccena - 03/03/2023 - 9:36am

  3. Steroid hormones

    Steroid hormones can be grouped into 2 classes: corticosteroids (typically made in the adrenal cortex) and sex steroids (typically made in the gonads or placenta).

    efaccena - 29/03/2016 - 1:11pm