Aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptors: a personal reflection

Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Mar 24;350(2):146-50. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2011.11.026. Epub 2011 Dec 3.

Abstract

Since the isolation and characterization of aldosterone in 1953, subsequent developments in the field can be neatly considered over three time spans, each of two decades. In the first aldosterone itself was the primary focus; from 1973, for two decades the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) was the front runner; since 1993 the focus has been on both, with aldosterone being discovered by cardiologists, and distinguished within their panoply of neurohumoral factors.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aldosterone / metabolism
  • Aldosterone / pharmacology
  • Aldosterone / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Concept Formation
  • Endocrinology / history
  • Endocrinology / trends
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Receptors, Mineralocorticoid / genetics
  • Receptors, Mineralocorticoid / isolation & purification
  • Receptors, Mineralocorticoid / metabolism
  • Receptors, Mineralocorticoid / physiology*
  • Thinking

Substances

  • Receptors, Mineralocorticoid
  • Aldosterone