hrp0082fc1.1 | Adrenal | ESPE2014

Molecular mechanisms of nongenomic glucocorticoid actions: the role of human glucocorticoid receptor S-palmitoylation

Nicolaides Nicolas C , Roberts Michael L , Kino Tomoshige , Katsantoni Eleni , Sertedaki Amalia , Chrousos George P , Charmandari Evangelia

Background: In humans, glucocorticoids (GCs) regulate a broad spectrum of physiologic functions, exerting both genomic and nongenomic actions through their ubiquitously expressed glucocorticoid receptor (hGR). The rapid nongenomic actions of GCs are likely to be mediated by membrane hGRs that transduce the glucocorticoid signal via activation of kinases. S-palmitoylation plays an important role in plasma membrane localization and occurs through a highly conserved nine amino ac...