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An Update on the Glucocorticoid Receptor

Submission deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Elena A. Rybnikova, PhD, DSci
    Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Interests: stress; hypoxia; adaptation; glucocorticoids; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; preconditioning; postconditioning; neuronal injury and tolerance
  • Oleg Vetrovoy, PhD, Dr. Habil
    Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Saint Petersburg University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Interests: brain development; neurodegeneration; neuropsychiatric disorders; neurometabolism; hypoxia/ischemia; mechanisms of addictions
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Glucocorticoid hormones regulate a wide range of physiological functions, including cell proliferation and differentiation, energy metabolism, immune processes and stress reactions in the body. Impairment of the glucocorticoid system is a factor in the pathogenesis of many serious diseases. The action of glucocorticoid hormones is mediated by binding to intracellular or membrane receptors. After binding to hormone in the cell cytosol, receptors are translocated to the nucleus where they function as transcription factors with long-term effects on the genome. The second group of receptors is located at the membrane where they mediate rapid intracellular signal transmission.

For this Special issue, we invite interesting original and review articles on the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of glucocorticoid receptors. Articles describing cellular, tissue and systemic effects resulting from the activation of glucocorticoid receptors are also welcome, as well as those describing the involvement of glucocorticoid receptors in the pathogenesis of various diseases.

Elena A. Rybnikova and Oleg V. Vetrovoy
Guest Editors

glucocorticoid receptors
post-translational modifications
cell signaling
gene expression
Manuscript Submission Information

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