Glucocorticoids are hormones, of which the production is increased in response to physical or psychological stress. In basal conditions these hormones are also present in the circulation, but in lower levels. The major glucocorticoid in man is cortisol. The effects of glucocorticoids are mainly mediated by the glucocorticoid receptor, which is present in virtually all tissues throughout the body. This thesis is focused on the gene coding for the glucocorticoid receptor.

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Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor NWO-RIDE (Research Institute for Diseases of the Elderly) , Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
ISBN 978-908559-085-9
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van Rossum, E.F.C.. (2005, October 19). Variation in the Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene: Consequences for Body and Brain. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from