General Information:

Id: 3,019 (click here to show other Interactions for entry)
Diseases: Diabetes mellitus, type II - [OMIM]
Insulin resistance
Major depressive disorder - [OMIM]
Reference: Gragnoli C(2012) Depression and type 2 diabetes: Cortisol pathway implication and investigational needs J. Cell. Physiol. 227: 2318-2322 [PMID: 21898408]

Interaction Information:

Comment In the liver, cortisol stimulates gluconeogenesis and, in adipose tissue, activates lipolysis and free fatty acids (FFA) to be released into the circulation. Cortisol also has a permissive effect on glucagon and catecholamine action, thereby contributing to insulin resistance and increased blood glucose levels at the expense of glycogen, protein and lipid storage.
Formal Description
Interaction-ID: 27690

drug/chemical compound


increases_activity of



in liver