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AOP Title

Glucocorticoid Receptor Activation Leading to Increased Disease Susceptibility
Short name: Glucocorticoid Receptor, Activation


Carlie A. LaLone, University of Minnesota, Water Resources Center,


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Summary of the AOP

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Molecular Initiating Event

Molecular Initiating Event Support for Essentiality
Glucocorticoid Receptor, Activation

Key Events

Event Support for Essentiality
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), Inhibition
Inflammatory cytokines, Suppression
Lymphocytes, Decreased
IKB inhibitory protein, Induction
Immune system, Suppression

Adverse Outcome

Adverse Outcome
Disease susceptibility, Increased

Relationships Among Key Events and the Adverse Outcome

Event Description Triggers Weight of Evidence Quantitative Understanding
Glucocorticoid Receptor, Activation Directly Leads to IKB inhibitory protein, Induction
IKB inhibitory protein, Induction Directly Leads to Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), Inhibition
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), Inhibition Directly Leads to Inflammatory cytokines, Suppression
Inflammatory cytokines, Suppression Directly Leads to Lymphocytes, Decreased
Lymphocytes, Decreased Directly Leads to Immune system, Suppression

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