Cortisol vs. corticosterone

Russell Farris tryggvi at email.msn.com
Wed Apr 19 10:55:53 EST 2000


What is the difference between cortisol and corticosterone? In animal
studies, I see corticosterone mentioned where I would expect cortisol to be
mentioned in human studies.

Are both produced in response to ACTH?

Are their immunosuppressive qualities similar?

Does an increase in corticosterone reduce the production of CRH by the
hypothalamus?

Thanks.

Russ Farris






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