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      Mineralocorticoid and Glucocorticoid Receptors in Circulating Mononuclear Leukocytes of Patients with Primary Hyperaldosteronism

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          Mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors were measured in circulating mononuclear leukocytes in 5 patients affected by Conn’s syndrome (3 cases of bilateral adrenal hyperplasia and 2 cases of adenoma plus unilateral hyperplasia). The number of the binding sites per cell resulted significantly lower (189 ± 114, mean ± SD), as compared with the normal controls (298 ± 105. The affinity of aldosterone for the receptor was found to be not different than that of healthy control subjects. The capacity and the affinity of dexamethasone for glucocorticoid receptors ranged in the normal values. These data suggest a possible down-regulation of mineralocorticoid receptors in humans.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-4079-7
          978-3-318-00139-6
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1985
          1985
          11 November 2008
          : 72
          : Suppl 1
          : 99-101
          Affiliations
          Medizinische Klinik Innenstadt, Universität München, FRG
          Article
          173953 Cardiology 1985;72:99–101
          10.1159/000173953
          2996770
          © 1985 S. Karger AG, Basel

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