This exciting new book summarizes the known features of both the more traditional genomic aldosterone effects and those modern aspects of non-genomic aldosterone effects discovered within the past few years. International specialists contribute to the scholarship on these issues. Chapters include discussions on traditional genomic mineralocorticoid physiology; mineralocorticoid receptor theory; and rapid non-genomic steroid effects in the brain, kidneys, smooth muscle cells, and lymphocytes.
Table of Contents
Classical Mineralocorticoid Receptors and Specificity-Conferring Mechanisms, J.W. Funder
Genomic Effects of Aldosterone on the Kidney: Cellular and Molecular Aspects, C. Barlet-Bas and A. Doucet
The Early Response to Aldosterone in the Kidney, A. Schwab and H. Oberleithner
Rapid Steroid Actions in the Brain: A Critique of Genomic and Non-Genomic Mechanisms, M. Orchinik and B.S. McEwen
Rapid Effects of Aldosterone: A Novel Concept of Non-Genomic Steroid Action Evolves, M. Wehling