Endogenous and exogenous estrogens undergo oxidative metabolism by hepatic microsomal
cytochrome P-450. Aromatic hydroxylation at either the C2 or C4 position is a major route
of Estradiol metabolism in humans and other mammals,
although there is less 4-hydroxylation ...
Glucocorticoids are potent anti-inflammatory and
immunosuppressive agents. They inhibit synthesis of almost all known cytokines, enzymes
involved in the inflammatory process and several cell surface molecules required for
immune function. ...