Table 2—

Potentially vasoactive genes and their regulation by corticosteroids in vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells

Vascular smooth muscle cellsα-Adrenergic receptor 177Na+/Ca2+ ATPase 178
AT1 receptor 179Ca2+-activated K+ channel 180
Vasopressin V1A receptor 181
NPR-A 182
ACE 183
Preproendothelin-1 184
Na+/K+ ATPase 185
Endothelial cellsACE 186eNOS 187
CAT-1 188
Phospholipase A2 189
COX-2 190
  • AT1: angiotensin II type 1; NPR: natriuretic peptide receptor; ACE: angiotensin-converting enzyme; eNOS: endothelial nitric oxide synthase; CAT-1: cationic amino acid transporter-1; COX-2: cyclooxygenase type 2.