Nature Communications. The team found a link between two corticosteroid receptors – the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) – and ciliary and neuroplasticity genes in the hippocampus.
This area of the brain helps with stress adaptation, learning, and memory. ADVERTISEMENTGlucocorticoid hormones are cholesterol-derived stress hormones synthesized by the adrenal gland.
They’re critical in healthy nervous system functioning and restoring homeostasis after a stressful event. When the body secretes excess or scant amounts of these hormones, it can lead to stress-related mental disorders.Read more on powerofpositivity.com