The Glucocorticoid Hormone Receptor

  • Martin Eggert
  • Marc Muller
  • Rainer Renkawitz
Part of the Progress in Gene Expression book series (PRGE)


The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is present in nearly all mammalian tissues and mediates the cellular response to glucocorticoids. The GR belongs to the superfamily of steroid hormone receptors (Evans, 1988) and was the first transcription factor to be isolated and studied in detail. It is structured in three domains: the N-terminal domain, the DNA binding domain (DBD) and the C-terminal hormone binding domain (HBD).


Glucocorticoid Receptor Long Terminal Repeat Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Thyroid Hormone Receptor Glucocorticoid Response Element 
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