Vascular Mineralocorticoid Receptors: Linking Risk Factors, Hypertension, and Heart Disease

MR in endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells are decisive mediators of cardiovascular remodeling. They contribute to blood pressure regulation and link cardiovascular risk factors and disease. Different cellular and molecular mechanisms that are involved in these effects could be identified more…

Reviewed: Pharmacology of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor

Aldosterone regulates water and electrolyte homeostasis by activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), a ligand-activated transcription factor, in the kidney. Clinical trials have shown a striking benefit of MR antagonists in chronic heart failure and post-myocardial infarction treatment. Experimental studies more…