Natural hormones secreted by the THYROID GLAND, such as THYROXINE, and their synthetic analogs.
Specific high affinity binding proteins for THYROID HORMONES in target cells. They are usually found in the nucleus and regulate DNA transcription. These receptors are activated by hormones that leads to transcription, cell differentiation, and growth suppression. Thyroid hormone receptors are encoded by two genes (GENES, ERBA): erbA-alpha and erbA-beta for alpha and beta thyroid hormone receptors, respectively.
A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.
A T3 thyroid hormone normally synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland in much smaller quantities than thyroxine (T4). Most T3 is derived from peripheral monodeiodination of T4 at the 5' position of the outer ring of the iodothyronine nucleus. The hormone finally delivered and used by the tissues is mainly T3.
High affinity receptors for THYROID HORMONES, especially TRIIODOTHYRONINE. These receptors are usually found in the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. They are encoded by the THRB gene (also known as NR1A2, THRB1, or ERBA2 gene) as several isoforms produced by alternative splicing. Mutations in the THRB gene cause THYROID HORMONE RESISTANCE SYNDROME.
Tumors or cancer of the THYROID GLAND.
The major hormone derived from the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is synthesized via the iodination of tyrosines (MONOIODOTYROSINE) and the coupling of iodotyrosines (DIIODOTYROSINE) in the THYROGLOBULIN. Thyroxine is released from thyroglobulin by proteolysis and secreted into the blood. Thyroxine is peripherally deiodinated to form TRIIODOTHYRONINE which exerts a broad spectrum of stimulatory effects on cell metabolism.
High affinity receptors for THYROID HORMONES, especially TRIIODOTHYRONINE. These receptors are usually found in the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. They are encoded by the THRA gene (also known as NR1A1, THRA1, ERBA or ERBA1 gene) as several isoforms produced by alternative splicing.
Pathological processes involving the THYROID GLAND.
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Thyrotropin stimulates THYROID GLAND by increasing the iodide transport, synthesis and release of thyroid hormones (THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE). Thyrotropin consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH; LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
An inherited autosomal recessive trait, characterized by peripheral resistance to THYROID HORMONES and the resulting elevation in serum levels of THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE. This syndrome is caused by mutations of gene THRB encoding the THYROID HORMONE RECEPTORS BETA in target cells. HYPOTHYROIDISM in these patients is partly overcome by the increased thyroid hormone levels.
A hemeprotein that catalyzes the oxidation of the iodide radical to iodine with the subsequent iodination of many organic compounds, particularly proteins. EC
Hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND. Elevated levels of thyroid hormones increase BASAL METABOLIC RATE.
Blood tests used to evaluate the functioning of the thyroid gland.
A small circumscribed mass in the THYROID GLAND that can be of neoplastic growth or non-neoplastic abnormality. It lacks a well-defined capsule or glandular architecture. Thyroid nodules are often benign but can be malignant. The growth of nodules can lead to a multinodular goiter (GOITER, NODULAR).
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
A metabolite of THYROXINE, formed by the peripheral enzymatic monodeiodination of T4 at the 5 position of the inner ring of the iodothyronine nucleus.
Surgical removal of the thyroid gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A thiourea antithyroid agent. Propythiouracil inhibits the synthesis of thyroxine and inhibits the peripheral conversion of throxine to tri-iodothyronine. It is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopeoia, 30th ed, p534)
Agents that are used to treat hyperthyroidism by reducing the excessive production of thyroid hormones.
A nonmetallic element of the halogen group that is represented by the atomic symbol I, atomic number 53, and atomic weight of 126.90. It is a nutritionally essential element, especially important in thyroid hormone synthesis. In solution, it has anti-infective properties and is used topically.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Profound physical changes during maturation of living organisms from the immature forms to the adult forms, such as from TADPOLES to frogs; caterpillars to BUTTERFLIES.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Luteinizing hormone regulates steroid production by the interstitial cells of the TESTIS and the OVARY. The preovulatory LUTEINIZING HORMONE surge in females induces OVULATION, and subsequent LUTEINIZATION of the follicle. LUTEINIZING HORMONE consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
These metabolites of THYROXINE are formed by the deiodination of T3 or reverse T3.
A group of metabolites derived from THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE via the peripheral enzymatic removal of iodines from the thyroxine nucleus. Thyronine is the thyroxine nucleus devoid of its four iodine atoms.
A thioureylene antithyroid agent that inhibits the formation of thyroid hormones by interfering with the incorporation of iodine into tyrosyl residues of thyroglobulin. This is done by interfering with the oxidation of iodide ion and iodotyrosyl groups through inhibition of the peroxidase enzyme.
Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC).
A polypeptide hormone (84 amino acid residues) secreted by the PARATHYROID GLANDS which performs the essential role of maintaining intracellular CALCIUM levels in the body. Parathyroid hormone increases intracellular calcium by promoting the release of CALCIUM from BONE, increases the intestinal absorption of calcium, increases the renal tubular reabsorption of calcium, and increases the renal excretion of phosphates.
Steroid hormones produced by the GONADS. They stimulate reproductive organs, germ cell maturation, and the secondary sex characteristics in the males and the females. The major sex steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; and TESTOSTERONE.
An adenocarcinoma of the thyroid gland, in which the cells are arranged in the form of follicles. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A decapeptide that stimulates the synthesis and secretion of both pituitary gonadotropins, LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE. GnRH is produced by neurons in the septum PREOPTIC AREA of the HYPOTHALAMUS and released into the pituitary portal blood, leading to stimulation of GONADOTROPHS in the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND.
A malignant neoplasm characterized by the formation of numerous, irregular, finger-like projections of fibrous stroma that is covered with a surface layer of neoplastic epithelial cells. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A subtype of RETINOIC ACID RECEPTORS that are specific for 9-cis-retinoic acid which function as nuclear TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS that regulate multiple signaling pathways.
Conditions of abnormal THYROID HORMONES release in patients with apparently normal THYROID GLAND during severe systemic illness, physical TRAUMA, and psychiatric disturbances. It can be caused by the loss of endogenous hypothalamic input or by exogenous drug effects. The most common abnormality results in low T3 THYROID HORMONE with progressive decrease in THYROXINE; (T4) and TSH. Elevated T4 with normal T3 may be seen in diseases in which THYROXINE-BINDING GLOBULIN synthesis and release are increased.
A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).
Proteins in the nucleus or cytoplasm that specifically bind RETINOIC ACID or RETINOL and trigger changes in the behavior of cells. Retinoic acid receptors, like steroid receptors, are ligand-activated transcription regulators. Several types have been recognized.
A small, unpaired gland situated in the SELLA TURCICA. It is connected to the HYPOTHALAMUS by a short stalk which is called the INFUNDIBULUM.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
Genes related to the erbA DNA sequence that was first isolated from the avian erythroblastosis virus (ERYTHROBLASTOSIS VIRUS, AVIAN), v-erbA. In cells, erbA genes encode thyroid hormone receptors (RECEPTORS, THYROID HORMONE). Two distinct c-erbA genes have been identified: erbA-alpha located at 17q21; and erbA-beta located at 3p24. Truncations at the N- and C-terminals of erbA result in products resembling v-erbA. Truncations affect hormone responsiveness but not DNA binding capacity.
A condition in infancy or early childhood due to an in-utero deficiency of THYROID HORMONES that can be caused by genetic or environmental factors, such as thyroid dysgenesis or HYPOTHYROIDISM in infants of mothers treated with THIOURACIL during pregnancy. Endemic cretinism is the result of iodine deficiency. Clinical symptoms include severe MENTAL RETARDATION, impaired skeletal development, short stature, and MYXEDEMA.
Inflammatory disease of the THYROID GLAND due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. It is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen-specific T-CELLS and thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES. The clinical signs can range from HYPOTHYROIDISM to THYROTOXICOSIS depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.
Inorganic binary compounds of iodine or the I- ion.
The beta subunit of thyroid stimulating hormone, thyrotropin. It is a 112-amino acid glycopolypeptide of about 16 kD. Full biological activity of TSH requires the non-covalently bound heterodimers of an alpha and a beta subunit.
An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
Inflammatory diseases of the THYROID GLAND. Thyroiditis can be classified into acute (THYROIDITIS, SUPPURATIVE), subacute (granulomatous and lymphocytic), chronic fibrous (Riedel's), chronic lymphocytic (HASHIMOTO DISEASE), transient (POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS), and other AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS subtypes.
Cell surface proteins that bind pituitary THYROTROPIN (also named thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH) and trigger intracellular changes of the target cells. TSH receptors are present in the nervous system and on target cells in the thyroid gland. Autoantibodies to TSH receptors are implicated in thyroid diseases such as GRAVES DISEASE and Hashimoto disease (THYROIDITIS, AUTOIMMUNE).
A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.
Transforming proteins encoded by erbA oncogenes from the avian erythroblastosis virus. They are truncated versions of c-erbA, the thyroid hormone receptor (RECEPTORS, THYROID HORMONE) that have retained both the DNA-binding and hormone-binding domains. Mutations in the hormone-binding domains abolish the transcriptional activation function. v-erbA acts as a dominant repressor of c-erbA, inducing transformation by disinhibiting proliferation.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A hypermetabolic syndrome caused by excess THYROID HORMONES which may come from endogenous or exogenous sources. The endogenous source of hormone may be thyroid HYPERPLASIA; THYROID NEOPLASMS; or hormone-producing extrathyroidal tissue. Thyrotoxicosis is characterized by NERVOUSNESS; TACHYCARDIA; FATIGUE; WEIGHT LOSS; heat intolerance; and excessive SWEATING.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Hormones secreted by the PITUITARY GLAND including those from the anterior lobe (adenohypophysis), the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis), and the ill-defined intermediate lobe. Structurally, they include small peptides, proteins, and glycoproteins. They are under the regulation of neural signals (NEUROTRANSMITTERS) or neuroendocrine signals (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) from the hypothalamus as well as feedback from their targets such as ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES; ANDROGENS; ESTROGENS.
A nuclear protein that regulates the expression of genes involved in a diverse array of processes related to metabolism and reproduction. The protein contains three nuclear receptor interaction domains and three repressor domains and is closely-related in structure to NUCLEAR RECEPTOR CO-REPRESSOR 2.
Blood proteins that bind to THYROID HORMONES such as THYROXINE and transport them throughout the circulatory system.
A tripeptide that stimulates the release of THYROTROPIN and PROLACTIN. It is synthesized by the neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, TRH (was called TRF) stimulates the release of TSH and PRL from the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
An enlarged THYROID GLAND containing multiple nodules (THYROID NODULE), usually resulting from recurrent thyroid HYPERPLASIA and involution over many years to produce the irregular enlargement. Multinodular goiters may be nontoxic or may induce THYROTOXICOSIS.
Therapeutic use of hormones to alleviate the effects of hormone deficiency.
A thiourea antithyroid agent that inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormone. It is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
A dangerous life-threatening hypermetabolic condition characterized by high FEVER and dysfunction of the cardiovascular, the nervous, and the gastrointestinal systems.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
A nuclear co-repressor protein that shows specificity for RETINOIC ACID RECEPTORS and THYROID HORMONE RECEPTORS. The dissociation of this co-repressor from nuclear receptors is generally ligand-dependent, but can also occur by way of its phosphorylation by members of the MAP KINASE SIGNALING SYSTEM. The protein contains two nuclear receptor interaction domains and four repressor domains and is closely-related in structure to NUCLEAR RECEPTOR CO-REPRESSOR 1.
The alpha chain of pituitary glycoprotein hormones (THYROTROPIN; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE; LUTEINIZING HORMONE) and the placental CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN. Within a species, the alpha subunits of these four hormones are identical; the distinct functional characteristics of these glycoprotein hormones are determined by the unique beta subunits. Both subunits, the non-covalently bound heterodimers, are required for full biologic activity.
Compounds that contain the Cl(=O)(=O)(=O)O- structure. Included under this heading is perchloric acid and the salts and ester forms of perchlorate.
A lactogenic hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). It is a polypeptide of approximately 23 kD. Besides its major action on lactation, in some species prolactin exerts effects on reproduction, maternal behavior, fat metabolism, immunomodulation and osmoregulation. Prolactin receptors are present in the mammary gland, hypothalamus, liver, ovary, testis, and prostate.
A thyroid neoplasm of mixed papillary and follicular arrangement. Its biological behavior and prognosis is the same as that of a papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1271)
Classic quantitative assay for detection of antigen-antibody reactions using a radioactively labeled substance (radioligand) either directly or indirectly to measure the binding of the unlabeled substance to a specific antibody or other receptor system. Non-immunogenic substances (e.g., haptens) can be measured if coupled to larger carrier proteins (e.g., bovine gamma-globulin or human serum albumin) capable of inducing antibody formation.
The 17-beta-isomer of estradiol, an aromatized C18 steroid with hydroxyl group at 3-beta- and 17-beta-position. Estradiol-17-beta is the most potent form of mammalian estrogenic steroids.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Compounds, either natural or synthetic, which block development of the growing insect.
A peptide of 44 amino acids in most species that stimulates the release and synthesis of GROWTH HORMONE. GHRF (or GRF) is synthesized by neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, GHRF stimulates GH release by the SOMATOTROPHS in the PITUITARY GLAND.
A family of proteins involved in the transport of monocarboxylic acids such as LACTIC ACID and PYRUVIC ACID across cellular membranes.
Hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Structurally, they include polypeptide, protein, and glycoprotein molecules.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.
Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, characterized by the presence of high serum thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES; GOITER; and HYPOTHYROIDISM.
A potent androgenic steroid and major product secreted by the LEYDIG CELLS of the TESTIS. Its production is stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE from the PITUITARY GLAND. In turn, testosterone exerts feedback control of the pituitary LH and FSH secretion. Depending on the tissues, testosterone can be further converted to DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL.
A carcinoma composed mainly of epithelial elements with little or no stroma. Medullary carcinomas of the breast constitute 5%-7% of all mammary carcinomas; medullary carcinomas of the thyroid comprise 3%-10% of all thyroid malignancies. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1141; Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Nucleotide sequences, usually upstream, which are recognized by specific regulatory transcription factors, thereby causing gene response to various regulatory agents. These elements may be found in both promoter and enhancer regions.
Surgical removal or destruction of the hypophysis, or pituitary gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Intracellular receptors that can be found in the cytoplasm or in the nucleus. They bind to extracellular signaling molecules that migrate through or are transported across the CELL MEMBRANE. Many members of this class of receptors occur in the cytoplasm and are transported to the CELL NUCLEUS upon ligand-binding where they signal via DNA-binding and transcription regulation. Also included in this category are receptors found on INTRACELLULAR MEMBRANES that act via mechanisms similar to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Radiopaque medium used as diagnostic aid.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A thyroid hormone transport protein found in serum. It binds about 75% of circulating THYROXINE and 70% of circulating TRIIODOTHYRONINE.
A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized.
A peptide of about 41 amino acids that stimulates the release of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE. CRH is synthesized by neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, CRH stimulates the release of ACTH from the PITUITARY GLAND. CRH can also be synthesized in other tissues, such as PLACENTA; ADRENAL MEDULLA; and TESTIS.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Hormones synthesized from amino acids. They are distinguished from INTERCELLULAR SIGNALING PEPTIDES AND PROTEINS in that their actions are systemic.
Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Neoplasms which arise from or metastasize to the PITUITARY GLAND. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties (see ADENOMA, BASOPHIL; ADENOMA, ACIDOPHIL; and ADENOMA, CHROMOPHOBE). Pituitary tumors may compress adjacent structures, including the HYPOTHALAMUS, several CRANIAL NERVES, and the OPTIC CHIASM. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal HEMIANOPSIA.
A tetrameric protein, molecular weight between 50,000 and 70,000, consisting of 4 equal chains, and migrating on electrophoresis in 3 fractions more mobile than serum albumin. Its concentration ranges from 7 to 33 per cent in the serum, but levels decrease in liver disease.
Peptide hormones produced by NEURONS of various regions in the HYPOTHALAMUS. They are released into the pituitary portal circulation to stimulate or inhibit PITUITARY GLAND functions. VASOPRESSIN and OXYTOCIN, though produced in the hypothalamus, are not included here for they are transported down the AXONS to the POSTERIOR LOBE OF PITUITARY before being released into the portal circulation.
The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland, also known as the adenohypophysis. It secretes the ADENOHYPOPHYSEAL HORMONES that regulate vital functions such as GROWTH; METABOLISM; and REPRODUCTION.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
Materials applied to fabrics, bedding, furniture, plastics, etc. to retard their burning; many may leach out and cause allergies or other harm.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
Autoantibodies that bind to the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (RECEPTORS, THYROTROPIN) on thyroid epithelial cells. The autoantibodies mimic TSH causing an unregulated production of thyroid hormones characteristic of GRAVES DISEASE.
A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
The commonest and widest ranging species of the clawed "frog" (Xenopus) in Africa. This species is used extensively in research. There is now a significant population in California derived from escaped laboratory animals.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Processes that stimulate the GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of a gene or set of genes.
Proteins found usually in the cytoplasm or nucleus that specifically bind steroid hormones and trigger changes influencing the behavior of cells. The steroid receptor-steroid hormone complex regulates the transcription of specific genes.
Industrial products consisting of a mixture of chlorinated biphenyl congeners and isomers. These compounds are highly lipophilic and tend to accumulate in fat stores of animals. Many of these compounds are considered toxic and potential environmental pollutants.
A molecule that binds to another molecule, used especially to refer to a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule, e.g., an antigen binding to an antibody, a hormone or neurotransmitter binding to a receptor, or a substrate or allosteric effector binding to an enzyme. Ligands are also molecules that donate or accept a pair of electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond with the central metal atom of a coordination complex. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
A glycoprotein that causes regression of MULLERIAN DUCTS. It is produced by SERTOLI CELLS of the TESTES. In the absence of this hormone, the Mullerian ducts develop into structures of the female reproductive tract. In males, defects of this hormone result in persistent Mullerian duct, a form of MALE PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM.
Using fine needles (finer than 22-gauge) to remove tissue or fluid specimens from the living body for examination in the pathology laboratory and for disease diagnosis.
Hormones produced by the GONADS, including both steroid and peptide hormones. The major steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL and PROGESTERONE from the OVARY, and TESTOSTERONE from the TESTIS. The major peptide hormones include ACTIVINS and INHIBINS.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
The major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production. Progesterone, converted from PREGNENOLONE, also serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of GONADAL STEROID HORMONES and adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS.
Chemical substances which inhibit the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites.
Compounds that contain two halogenated benzene rings linked via an OXYGEN atom. Many polybrominated diphenyl ethers are used as FLAME RETARDANTS.
A product from the iodination of MONOIODOTYROSINE. In the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones, diiodotyrosine residues are coupled with other monoiodotyrosine or diiodotyrosine residues to form T4 or T3 thyroid hormones (THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE).
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
A compound forming white, odorless deliquescent crystals and used as iodine supplement, expectorant or in its radioactive (I-131) form as an diagnostic aid, particularly for thyroid function tests.
Different forms of a protein that may be produced from different GENES, or from the same gene by ALTERNATIVE SPLICING.
Ventral part of the DIENCEPHALON extending from the region of the OPTIC CHIASM to the caudal border of the MAMMILLARY BODIES and forming the inferior and lateral walls of the THIRD VENTRICLE.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
A collection of NEURONS, tracts of NERVE FIBERS, endocrine tissue, and blood vessels in the HYPOTHALAMUS and the PITUITARY GLAND. This hypothalamo-hypophyseal portal circulation provides the mechanism for hypothalamic neuroendocrine (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) regulation of pituitary function and the release of various PITUITARY HORMONES into the systemic circulation to maintain HOMEOSTASIS.
HORMONES secreted by the gastrointestinal mucosa that affect the timing or the quality of secretion of digestive enzymes, and regulate the motor activity of the digestive system organs.
A condition characterized by a dry, waxy type of swelling (EDEMA) with abnormal deposits of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and other tissues. It is caused by a deficiency of THYROID HORMONES. The skin becomes puffy around the eyes and on the cheeks. The face is dull and expressionless with thickened nose and lips.
A well-characterized basic peptide believed to be secreted by the liver and to circulate in the blood. It has growth-regulating, insulin-like, and mitogenic activities. This growth factor has a major, but not absolute, dependence on GROWTH HORMONE. It is believed to be mainly active in adults in contrast to INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR II, which is a major fetal growth factor.
Compounds that interact with ESTROGEN RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of ESTRADIOL. Estrogens stimulate the female reproductive organs, and the development of secondary female SEX CHARACTERISTICS. Estrogenic chemicals include natural, synthetic, steroidal, or non-steroidal compounds.
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
An inorganic compound that is used as a source of iodine in thyrotoxic crisis and in the preparation of thyrotoxic patients for thyroidectomy. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A peptide hormone that lowers calcium concentration in the blood. In humans, it is released by thyroid cells and acts to decrease the formation and absorptive activity of osteoclasts. Its role in regulating plasma calcium is much greater in children and in certain diseases than in normal adults.
Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific GENES or OPERONS. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the OPERATOR REGION of an operon, or the ENHANCER SEQUENCES of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.
A nuclear receptor coactivator with specificity for ESTROGEN RECEPTORS; PROGESTERONE RECEPTORS; and THYROID HORMONE RECEPTORS. It contains a histone acetyltransferase activity that may play a role in the transcriptional activation of chromatin regions.
Detection of RNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
An adenine nucleotide containing one phosphate group which is esterified to both the 3'- and 5'-positions of the sugar moiety. It is a second messenger and a key intracellular regulator, functioning as a mediator of activity for a number of hormones, including epinephrine, glucagon, and ACTH.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
An immunoglobulin G, often found in the blood of hyperthyroid individuals. It stimulates the thyroid for a longer duration than does thyrotoxin and may cause hyperthyroidism in newborns due to placental transmission.
Anterior pituitary cells that produce THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE.
Exogenous agents, synthetic and naturally occurring, which are capable of disrupting the functions of the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM including the maintenance of HOMEOSTASIS and the regulation of developmental processes. Endocrine disruptors are compounds that can mimic HORMONES, or enhance or block the binding of hormones to their receptors, or otherwise lead to activating or inhibiting the endocrine signaling pathways and hormone metabolism.
An important regulator of GENE EXPRESSION during growth and development, and in NEOPLASMS. Tretinoin, also known as retinoic acid and derived from maternal VITAMIN A, is essential for normal GROWTH; and EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT. An excess of tretinoin can be teratogenic. It is used in the treatment of PSORIASIS; ACNE VULGARIS; and several other SKIN DISEASES. It has also been approved for use in promyelocytic leukemia (LEUKEMIA, PROMYELOCYTIC, ACUTE).
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of (S)-malate and NAD+ to oxaloacetate and NADH. EC
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A product from the iodination of tyrosine. In the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones (THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE), tyrosine is first iodized to monoiodotyrosine.
Spontaneously remitting inflammatory condition of the THYROID GLAND, characterized by FEVER; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; SORE THROAT; severe thyroid PAIN; and an enlarged damaged gland containing GIANT CELLS. The disease frequently follows a viral infection.
A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Hormones secreted by insects. They influence their growth and development. Also synthetic substances that act like insect hormones.
The largest cartilage of the larynx consisting of two laminae fusing anteriorly at an acute angle in the midline of the neck. The point of fusion forms a subcutaneous projection known as the Adam's apple.
The surgical removal of one or both ovaries.
Stable iodine atoms that have the same atomic number as the element iodine, but differ in atomic weight. I-127 is the only naturally occurring stable iodine isotope.
Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS.
April 25th -26th, 1986 nuclear power accident that occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (Ukraine) located 80 miles north of Kiev.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
Cell surface proteins that bind signalling molecules external to the cell with high affinity and convert this extracellular event into one or more intracellular signals that alter the behavior of the target cell (From Alberts, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd ed, pp693-5). Cell surface receptors, unlike enzymes, do not chemically alter their ligands.
Peptides, natural or synthetic, that stimulate the release of PITUITARY HORMONES. They were first isolated from the extracts of the HYPOTHALAMUS; MEDIAN EMINENCE; PITUITARY STALK; and NEUROHYPOPHYSIS. In addition, some hypophysiotropic hormones control pituitary cell differentiation, cell proliferation, and hormone synthesis. Some can act on more than one pituitary hormone.
Hormones produced by invertebrates, usually insects, mollusks, annelids, and helminths.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
An antianginal and class III antiarrhythmic drug. It increases the duration of ventricular and atrial muscle action by inhibiting POTASSIUM CHANNELS and VOLTAGE-GATED SODIUM CHANNELS. There is a resulting decrease in heart rate and in vascular resistance.
An imidazole antithyroid agent. Carbimazole is metabolized to METHIMAZOLE, which is responsible for the antithyroid activity.
Hormones released from the neurohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, POSTERIOR). They include a number of peptides which are formed in the NEURONS in the HYPOTHALAMUS, bound to NEUROPHYSINS, and stored in the nerve terminals in the posterior pituitary. Upon stimulation, these peptides are released into the hypophysial portal vessel blood.
An adenocarcinoma containing finger-like processes of vascular connective tissue covered by neoplastic epithelium, projecting into cysts or the cavity of glands or follicles. It occurs most frequently in the ovary and thyroid gland. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Cell surface proteins that bind GROWTH HORMONE with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Activation of growth hormone receptors regulates amino acid transport through cell membranes, RNA translation to protein, DNA transcription, and protein and amino acid catabolism in many cell types. Many of these effects are mediated indirectly through stimulation of the release of somatomedins.
A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
Receptor protein-tyrosine kinases involved in the signaling of GLIAL CELL-LINE DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR ligands. They contain an extracellular cadherin domain and form a receptor complexes with GDNF RECEPTORS. Mutations in ret protein are responsible for HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE and MULTIPLE ENDOCRINE NEOPLASIA TYPE 2.
Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in enzyme synthesis.
An anti-inflammatory 9-fluoro-glucocorticoid.
Characteristic restricted to a particular organ of the body, such as a cell type, metabolic response or expression of a particular protein or antigen.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
An enzyme that catalyzes the acetylation of chloramphenicol to yield chloramphenicol 3-acetate. Since chloramphenicol 3-acetate does not bind to bacterial ribosomes and is not an inhibitor of peptidyltransferase, the enzyme is responsible for the naturally occurring chloramphenicol resistance in bacteria. The enzyme, for which variants are known, is found in both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. EC
The system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system. In addition to the ENDOCRINE GLANDS, included are the CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM and the NEUROSECRETORY SYSTEMS.
An element with the atomic symbol Se, atomic number 34, and atomic weight 78.96. It is an essential micronutrient for mammals and other animals but is toxic in large amounts. Selenium protects intracellular structures against oxidative damage. It is an essential component of GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE.
A transcription factor that partners with ligand bound GLUCOCORTICOID RECEPTORS and ESTROGEN RECEPTORS to stimulate GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION. It plays an important role in FERTILITY as well as in METABOLISM of LIPIDS.
Peptides with the ability to stimulate pigmented cells MELANOCYTES in mammals and MELANOPHORES in lower vertebrates. By stimulating the synthesis and distribution of MELANIN in these pigmented cells, they increase coloration of skin and other tissue. MSHs, derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), are produced by MELANOTROPHS in the INTERMEDIATE LOBE OF PITUITARY; CORTICOTROPHS in the ANTERIOR LOBE OF PITUITARY, and the hypothalamic neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS OF HYPOTHALAMUS.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Hormones produced in the testis.
Diminution or cessation of secretion of one or more hormones from the anterior pituitary gland (including LH; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE; SOMATOTROPIN; and CORTICOTROPIN). This may result from surgical or radiation ablation, non-secretory PITUITARY NEOPLASMS, metastatic tumors, infarction, PITUITARY APOPLEXY, infiltrative or granulomatous processes, and other conditions.
Genes whose expression is easily detectable and therefore used to study promoter activity at many positions in a target genome. In recombinant DNA technology, these genes may be attached to a promoter region of interest.
The beta subunit of follicle stimulating hormone. It is a 15-kDa glycopolypeptide. Full biological activity of FSH requires the non-covalently bound heterodimers of an alpha and a beta subunit. Mutation of the FSHB gene causes delayed puberty, or infertility.
An anadromous species of SALMON ranging from the Arctic and Pacific Oceans to Monterey Bay, California and inhabiting ocean and coastal streams. It is familiarly known as the coho or silver salmon. It is relatively small but its light-colored flesh is of good flavor.

Xenopus cytosolic thyroid hormone-binding protein (xCTBP) is aldehyde dehydrogenase catalyzing the formation of retinoic acid. (1/1925)

Amino acid sequencing of an internal peptide fragment derived from purified Xenopus cytosolic thyroid hormone-binding protein (xCTBP) demonstrates high similarity to the corresponding sequence of mammalian aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1) (Yamauchi, K., and Tata, J. R. (1994) Eur. J. Biochem. 225, 1105-1112). Here we show that xCTBP was co-purified with ALDH and 3,3',5-triiodo-L-thyronine (T3) binding activities. By photoaffinity labeling with [125I]T3, a T3-binding site in the xCTBP was estimated to reside in amino acid residues 93-114, which is distinct from the active site of the enzyme but present in the NAD+ binding domain. The amino acid sequences deduced from the two isolated xALDH1 cDNAs (xALDH1-I and xALDH1-II) were 94.6% identical to each other and very similar to those of mammalian ALDH1 enzymes. The two recombinant xALDH1 proteins exhibit both T3 binding activity and ALDH activity converting retinal to retinoic acid (RA), which are similar to those of xCTBP. The mRNAs were present abundantly in kidney and intestine of adult female Xenopus. Interestingly, their T3 binding activities were inhibited by NAD+ and NADH but not by NADP+ and NADPH, whereas NAD+ was required for their ALDH activities. Our results demonstrate that xCTBP is identical to ALDH1 and suggest that this protein might modulate RA synthesis and intracellular level of free T3.  (+info)

Potential mechanisms of thyroid disruption in humans: interaction of organochlorine compounds with thyroid receptor, transthyretin, and thyroid-binding globulin. (2/1925)

Organochlorine compounds, particularly polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), alter serum thyroid hormone levels in humans. Hydroxylated organochlorines have relatively high affinities for the serum transport protein transthyretin, but the ability of these compounds to interact with the human thyroid receptor is unknown. Using a baculovirus expression system in insect cells (Sf9 cells), we produced recombinant human thyroid receptor ss (hTRss). In competitive binding experiments, the recombinant receptor had the expected relative affinity for thyroid hormones and their analogs. In competitive inhibition experiments with PCBs, hydroxylated PCBs (OH-PCBs), DDT and its metabolites, and several organochlorine herbicides, only the OH-PCBs competed for binding. The affinity of hTRss for OH-PCBs was 10,000-fold lower (Ki = 20-50 microM) than its affinity for thyroid hormone (3,3',5-triiodothyronine, T3; Ki = 10 nM). Because their relative affinity for the receptor was low, we tested the ability of OH-PCBs to interact with the serum transport proteins--transthyretin and thyroid-binding globulin (TBG). With the exception of one compound, the OH-PCBs had the same affinity (Ki = 10-80 nM) for transthyretin as thyroid hormone (thyroxine; T4). Only two of the OH-PCBs bound TBG (Ki = 3-7 microM), but with a 100-fold lower affinity than T4. Hydroxylated PCBs have relatively low affinities for the human thyroid receptor in vitro, but they have a thyroid hormonelike affinity for the serum transport protein transthyretin. Based on these results, OH-PCBs in vivo are more likely to compete for binding to serum transport proteins than for binding to the thyroid receptor.  (+info)

Type 1 deiodinase is stimulated by iodothyronines and involved in thyroid hormone metabolism in human somatomammotroph GX cells. (3/1925)

BACKGROUND: Local 5'-deiOdination of l-thyroxine (T4) to the active thyroid hormone, 3,3',5-tri-iodothyronine (T3) via two deiodinase isoenzymes (D1 and D2) has an important role for various T3-dependent functions in the anterior pituitary. However, no evidence has been presented yet for thyroid hormone inactivation via the 5-deiodinase (D3) in anterior pituitary models. METHODS: Using the human somatomammotroph cell line, GX, we analysed effects of T3 and its 5'-deiodination product, 3,5-di-iodothyronine (3,5-T2), on deiodinase activities, measuring release of iodide-125 (125I-) from phenolic-ring- or tyrosyl-ring-labelled substrates respectively. RESULTS: T3 and 3,5-T2 rapidly stimulated D1 activity in GX cells in the presence of serum in the culture medium, whereas D2 activity was not detectable under these conditions. However, when the cells were kept under serum-free conditions, specific activity of D2 reached levels similar to those of D1. With tyrosyl-ring labelled 3, 5-[125I]-,3'-T3 as substrate, a significant release of 125I- was observed in GX cell homogenates. This is comparable to the D1 activity of liver membranes, which preferentially catalyses 5'-deiodination, but to some extent also 5-deiodination, at the tyrosyl ring. CONCLUSIONS: D1 activity of human GX cells is increased by T3 and 3,5-T2. Inactivation of T3 in the anterior pituitary might occur by deiodination at the tyrosyl ring via D1, thus terminating the stimulatory thyroid hormone signal in human somatomammotroph cells.  (+info)

Assessment of thyroid hormone assays. (4/1925)

Four techniques for estimating serum T4 and three for estimating serum T3 have been investigated and found to be satisfactory in routine use. Normal ranges for each techniques have been established. Estimation of serum T3 by the commerical kits tested appears to have a high discriminant value in the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, although the diagnostic definition used inevitably enhances the apparent sensitivity of these techniques. Estimation of serum T4 will identify the majority of patients with symptomatic hypothyroidism. The low sensitivity of T3 in the diagnosis of thyroid failure is confirmed.  (+info)

Reverse triiodothyronine, thyroid hormone, and thyrotrophin concentrations in placental cord blood. (5/1925)

Reverse triiodothyronine (rT3), triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), thyroxine binding globulin (TBG), and thyrotrophin (TSH) were measured in sera from placental cord blood in an unselected series of 272 deliveries. In this series the concentrations of rT3 (mean 3.33 nmol/l, 95% confidence limits 1.6--7.0 nmol/l), were log normally distributed and did not overlap the adult normal range (0.11--0.44 nmol/l). There were no correlations between the cord blood concentrations of rT3, T3, T4, and TSH. The cord serum rT3 concentration was not influenced by maturity, birth-weight, or neonatal risk factors, whereas these factors did affect the concentrations of T3, T4, AND TBG. There is no arteriovenous rT3 concentration difference across the placenta, therefore the cord rT3 reflects the systemic rT3 concentration in the baby at birth. As rT3 in the neonate largely, if not entirely, derives from thyroxine from the fetal thyroid, measurement of the cord rT3 concentration may be a good immediate screening test for neonatal hypothyroidism.  (+info)

Hormonal regulation of apolipoprotein AI. (6/1925)

Apolipoprotein AI (apo AI) is the major protein component of the serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles. The antiatherogenic properties of apo AI alone or as part of HDL and their inverse correlation with the incidence of coronary heart disease underlie the clinical importance of the protein. A detailed understanding of the mechanisms by which apo AI is regulated will help us develop new and better ways to manipulate expression of the protein. Although there are many factors that influence apo AI expression, endogenous hormones are attractive because simple changes in abundance of these compounds will alter gene activity. Hormones belonging to the thyroid/steroid family that influence activity of the gene include thyroid hormone, glucocorticoids, gender-specific steroids and retinoic acid. Whereas thyroid, glucocorticoid and estradiol enhance activity of the gene, retinoic acid and androgens decrease it. The mechanisms that mediate the effects of the hormones include direct effects of the ligand and nuclear receptor complex on gene activity. However, indirect means involving the participation of transcription factors other than the hormone receptors are also possible. In summary, members of the same hormone family may have different mechanisms that mediate their activities on apo AI gene activity.  (+info)

Comparison of mechanisms mediating uptake and efflux of thyroid hormones in the human choriocarcinoma cell line, JAR. (7/1925)

We compared the specificities of transport mechanisms for uptake and efflux of thyroid hormones in cells of the human choriocarcinoma cell line, JAR, to determine whether triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and reverse T3 (rT3) are carried by the same transport mechanism. Uptake of 125I-T3, 125I-T4 and 125I-rT3 was saturable and stereospecific, but not specific for T3, T4 and rT3, as unlabelled L-stereoisomers of the thyroid hormones inhibited uptake of each of the radiolabelled hormones. Efflux of 125I-T3 was also saturable and stereospecific and was inhibited by T4 and rT3. Efflux of 125I-T4 or 125I-rT3 was, in contrast, not significantly inhibited by any of the unlabelled thyroid hormones tested. A range of compounds known to interfere with receptor-mediated thyroid hormone uptake in cells inhibited uptake of 125I-T3 and 125I-rT3, but not 125I-T4. We conclude that in JAR cells uptake and efflux of 125I-T3 are mediated by saturable and stereospecific membrane transport processes. In contrast, the uptake, but not the efflux, of 125I-T4 and 125I-rT3 is saturable and stereospecific, indicating that uptake and efflux of T4 and rT3 in JAR cells occur by different mechanisms. These results suggest that in JAR cells thyroid hormones may be transported by at least two types of transporters: a low affinity iodothyronine transporter (Michaelis constant, Km, around 1 microM) which interacts with T3, T4 and rT3, but not amino acids, and an amino acid transporter which takes up T3, but not T4 or rT3. Efflux of T4 and rT3 appears to occur by passive diffusion in these cells.  (+info)

Thyroid hormones modulate zinc transport activity of rat intestinal and renal brush-border membrane. (8/1925)

Thyroid hormone status influences the Zn2+ and metallothionein levels in intestine, liver, and kidney. To evaluate the impact of thyroid hormones on Zn2+ metabolism, Zn2+ uptake studies were carried out in intestinal and renal brush-border membrane vesicles (BBMV). Steady-state Zn2+ transport in intestinal and renal cortical BBMV was increased in hyperthyroid (Hyper-T) rats and decreased in the hypothyroid (Hypo-T) rats relative to euthyroid (Eu-T) rats. In both the intestinal and renal BBMV, Hyper-T rats showed a significant increase in maximal velocity compared with Eu-T and Hypo-T rats. Apparent Michaelis constant was unaltered in intestinal and renal BBMV prepared from the three groups. Fluorescence anisotropy of diphenyl hexatriene was decreased significantly in intestinal and renal brush-border membrane (BBM) isolated from Hyper-T rats compared with Hypo-T and Eu-T rats. A significant reduction in the microviscosity and transition temperature for Zn2+ uptake in intestinal and renal BBM from Hyper-T rats is in accordance with the increased fluidity of these BBMs. These findings suggest that the increased rate of Zn2+ transport in response to thyroid hormone status could be associated with either an increase in the number of Zn2+ transporters or an increase in the active transporters due to alteration in the membrane fluidity. Thus the thyroid hormone-mediated change in membrane fluidity might play an important role in modulating Zn2+ transport activity of intestinal and renal BBM.  (+info)

The World Health Organization estimates that about 450 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression is characterized by low mood, decreased interest in daily activities, fatigue, insomnia, sorrow, and in the worst cases thoughts of death. Depression can be caused by hormonal imbalance and is not rare in patients with hypothyroidism. This is because thyroid hormone acts in the brain, with an overall positive effect on mood. What is new and exciting is that thyroid-related depression was observed in mice with a type 2 deiodinase (D2) defect in the brain, despite normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood! What is also remarkable is that 4 weeks of treadmill exercise reversed depression in these animals.. T3, the active form of thyroid hormone, normally reaches the brain directly from the circulation or is produced locally by D2 in astrocytes, specialized brain cells that wrap around neurons. Despite normal thyroid hormone levels in the blood, the brain of mice with a D2 defect ...
Thyroid status is one of the most potent regulators of peripheral thyroid hormone metabolism in vertebrates. Despite this, the few papers that have been published concerning the role of thyroid hormones in the regulation of thyroid function in fish often offer conflicting data. We therefore set out to investigate the effects of tetraiodothyronine (thyroxine) (T4) or tri-iodothyronine (T3) supplementation (48 p.p.m.) via the food on plasma and tissue thyroid hormone levels as well as iodothyronine deiodinase (D) activities in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). T4 supplementation did not induce a hyperthyroid state and subsequently had no effects on the thyroid hormone parameters measured, with the liver as the sole notable exception. In T4-fed tilapias, the hepatic T4 levels increased substantially, and this was accompanied by an increase in in vitro type I deiodinase (D1) activity. Although the lack of effect of T4 supplementation could be partially explained by an inefficient uptake of T4 from
Thyroid hormones are powerful signal-generating molecules influencing development and metabolism of all vertebrates. Thyroid hormones are not very water soluble and, for this reason, have to be shuttled throughout the body to any target tissues by carrier molecules in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (e.g. albumin, thyroxine-binding globulin and transthyretin). Thyroid hormones exist in two different forms (thyroxine = T4 and triiodothyronine = T3) each of which can be bound to a carrier protein or be free. T4 is a prohormone which gets converted into T3, the active form of the hormone. Measurements of thyroid hormone levels in plasma by radio-immunoassay have revealed higher concentrations of free T4, total T3, free T3 as well as T3 uptake (measuring unoccupied binding sites on binding proteins) in chimpanzees but higher total T4 in humans. Assuming that these findings are replicated, but they suggest a difference in thyroid hormone metabolism between humans and chimpanzees. These differences ...
Thyroid hormone action plays an important role in the regulation of many physiologic processes, among them glucose and lipid metabolism. Interestingly, the clinical presentation of thyroid dysfunction is extremely variable, with relatively poor correlation between circulating hormone levels and clinical features. This finding suggests that the local, intracellular concentration of the active hormone liothyronine (T3), regulated by peripheral conversion of the pro-hormone levothyroxine (T4), is an important determinant in the maintenance of the thyroidal homeostasis.. The aim of the present study is the evaluation of the role of peripheral thyroid hormone conversion in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism by assessing the differential response to T4 or T3 treatment in subjects devoid of endogenous thyroid hormone production. T3 administration bypasses peripheral metabolism and therefore will allow us to assess the role of the peripheral thyroid hormone conversion in the regulation of ...
Objective: To study myocardial thyroid hormone metabolism in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS) undergoing aortic valve replacement and in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.. Context: The human heart expresses the type 2 deiodinase (D2) that activates T4 to T3. At the same time, the inactivating type 3 deiodinase (D3) is found in a rat model of right ventricular hypertrophy. It is not known whether the human myocardium metabolizes thyroid hormone.. Design: Myocardial thyroid hormone metabolism was assessed by analyzing the difference in serum thyroid hormone levels between the aortic root (incoming blood) and the coronary sinus (outgoing blood) of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.. Patients: 23 patients with AS and 35 patients with CAD.. Measurements: pre-surgical echocardiogram; pre-, during and postsurgical thyroid hormone serum levels in the myocardial and peripheral circulations.. Results: patients with AS exhibited the ...
Health,Thyroid hormone treatment after surgery requiring heart bypass speeds recovery in children undergoing correction of congenital heart defects according to a clinical trial published in The Lancet. The effects were greatest in the patients who underwent long and difficult surgeries. Following trauma or surgery or during a critical illness thyroid hormone concentrations plummet. Man,Thyroid,hormone,treatment,hastens,recovery,after,cardiac,surgery,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current medical news,latest medicine news
Fetal development largely depends on thyroid hormone availability and proper placental function with an important role played by placental mitochondria. The biological mechanisms by which thyroid hormones exert their effects on mitochondrial function are not well understood. We investigated the role of fetal thyroid hormones on placental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content and mtDNA methylation. We collected placental tissue and cord blood from 305 mother-child pairs that were enrolled between February 2010 and June 2014 in the ENVIRONAGE (ENVIRonmental influence ON early AGEing) birth cohort (province of Limburg, Belgium). Placental mtDNA content was determined by qPCR and placental mtDNA methylation by bisulfite-pyrosequencing in two regions, i.e., the D-loop control region and 12S ribosomal RNA (MT-RNR1). The levels of free thyroid hormones (FT3, FT4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured in cord blood. Cord blood FT3 and FT4 were inversely associated with placental mtDNA methylation at
so failed to undergo the spring growth spurt, antler and pelage changes. Furthermore a seasonal pattern of plasma T3 concentrations was recorded with low values in winter and high values in summer. Experiments 2 and 3 examined the importance of the seasonal patterns of plasma thyroid hormone concentration in regulation of seasonal changes. In Experiment 2 injections of T3 during autumn and winter elevated plasma T3 concentrations in 4 treated stags compared with 4 controls, and in Experiment 3 injections of T4 from winter to spring raised both plasma T4 and T3 concentrations in 4 stags. In spite of the elevation of plasma thyroid hormones there were no changes in seasonal patterns of live weight, reproductive activity or pelage development. These results suggest that the seasonal changes in secretion of thyroid hormones are not instrumental in regulating seasonality of stags. Experiment 4 utilised 4 THX stags treated with T4 and another 4 THX stags as controls to test the hypothesis that thyroid ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Decreased hepatic glutathione S-transferase A, AA and L concentration produced by prolonged thyroid hormone administration. AU - Beckett, G J. AU - Boyd, R. AU - Beddows, S E. AU - Hayes, J D. PY - 1988/8/15. Y1 - 1988/8/15. KW - Animals. KW - Glutathione Transferase/metabolism. KW - Isoenzymes/metabolism. KW - Liver/drug effects. KW - Male. KW - Molecular Weight. KW - Rats. KW - Rats, Inbred Strains. KW - Thyroid Hormones/pharmacology. U2 - 10.1016/0006-2952(88)90322-X. DO - 10.1016/0006-2952(88)90322-X. M3 - Article. C2 - 3401253. VL - 37. SP - 3201. EP - 3204. JO - Biochemical Pharmacology. JF - Biochemical Pharmacology. SN - 0006-2952. IS - 16. ER - ...
Thyroid hormone action is an important regulator of the metabolism and the function of many organs. The active form of thyroid hormone is T3, and its blood and tissue levels are the result of the secretion of T3 and its precursor, thyroxine (T4), from the thyroid gland, of the peripheral conversion of T4 into T3, and of the degradation of these hormones. In hypothyroid patients (particularly patients who underwent total thyroidectomy), the levels of T3 are entirely dependent on the exogenously administered T4 (Levothyroxine, L-T4) which is converted to T3 or to the inactive form, rT3, by enzymes called deiodinases. This complex system has only been partially studied in humans and very little is known about the correlation between circulating levels of T3 and end-organ target tissue thyroid hormone action.. The aim of this protocol is to characterize the contribution of the two activating deiodinases (type-1 and type-2) to the blood levels and biological effects of T3. To achieve this goal we ...
Back ground: Thyroid function abnormalities are found in acute ischemic stroke which is the Basis of present study. Until now there were only few studies about the thyroid function in stroke. The purpose of the present study was to investigate associations of thyroid hormone status with clinical severity and outcome of acute ischemic stroke by utilizing - NIHSS SCORE and to associate the thyroid hormone status and the anterior/posterior circulation involvement of stroke. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective observational study involving 80 patients admitted with acute Ischemic stroke between December 2015 and November 2016 in santhiram general Hospital, nandyal, under departments of medicine and neurology. Results: patients with low t3 level had worse neurological prognosis which was statistically Significant (p=0.001). A total of 80 patients who met inclusion criteria were included in the present study. Mean age of patients was 64.7years, males outnumbered females (27:13). Low t3 level ...
Thyroid hormone is essential for normal development, especially of the CNS. In the adult, thyroid hormone maintains metabolic homeostasis and influences the functions of virtually all organ systems. Thyroid hormone contains iodine, which must be supplied by nutritional intake. The thyroid gland contains large stores of thyroid hormone in the form of thyroglobulin. These stores maintain adequate systemic concentrations of thyroid hormone despite significant variations in iodine availability and nutritional intake. The thyroidal secretion is predominantly the prohormone T4, which is converted in the liver and other tissues to supply the plasma with the active form, T3. Local activation of T4 also occurs in target tissues (e.g., brain and pituitary) and is increasingly recognized as an important regulatory step in thyroid hormone action. Similarly, local deactivation of T3 is an important regulatory step. Serum concentrations of thyroid hormones are precisely regulated by the pituitary hormone TSH ...
Being underweight can be as frustrating and embarrassing as being overweight. Matt writes about his experience with a fast metabolism due to thyroid hormone treatment for cancer. What he learned from his experience he puts into specifics to help others overcome a naturally fast metabolism and achieve a desirable body weight.. Matt offers members of the following comments:. It IS possible to gain weight, no matter how fast your metabolism is †I know from experience. I have a very fast metabolism †it was always fast †but now I *know* it to be abnormally fast because I have thyroid cancer, and as part of the treatment, I have to take a slightly above-normal dose of thyroid hormone, which is done to prevent the growth of the cancer. (Thyroid hormone controls the speed of your metabolism, so it would definitely be worth a trip to the doctor to have your thyroid levels tested if you have a hard time gaining weight.) My levels are not as high as they used to be ...
Context: Serum thyroid hormone levels differ between children and adults, but have not been studied longitudinally through childhood. Objective: To assess changes in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormone levels over childhood and their interrelationships. Design: Cohort study. Setting: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a population-based birth cohort. Participants: A total of 4442 children who had thyroid function measured at age 7, and 1263 children who had thyroid function measured at age 15. Eight hundred eighty-four children had measurements at both ages. Main Outcome Measures: Reference ranges for TSH, free tri-iodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4), their longitudinal stability, and interrelationships. Results: Children at age 7 years had a higher FT3 [6.17 pmol/L, standard deviation (SD) 0.62] than children at age 15 (5.83 pmol/L, SD 0.74); P , 0.0001 with 23.2% of children at age 7 having FT3 above the adult reference range. Higher FT3 levels at age ...
Vasco Da Gama, Goa: Pai Hospital presents the importance of Thyroid hormones in pregnancy, which will help pregnant women to consider the hormone level during pregnancy. It is mostly seen that thyroid diseases occur in about 1%-2% of pregnant women and are in women of children age. So, this awareness regarding thyroid hormones will help women in anyway. Established in 1985, Pai Hospital is one of the leaders in healthcare centres in South Goa. Pai Hospital has been serving mankind from 30 years in South Goa. They understand their patients and their familys concerns and introduced different comfort packages to suit your various budgets. Obstetrics and Gynecology is the main speciality at Pai Hospital.. Thyroid diseases affect the outcome of pregnancy. Since the developing foetus synthesize thyroid hormones only by the end of the first trimester, it depends on maternal thyroid hormones for organogenesis (organ creation) and central nervous system development as well as its general growth. ...
Impaired sensitivity to thyroid hormone (previously known as reduced sensitivity to thyroid hormone) describes any process that interferes with the effectiveness of thyroid hormone and includes defects in thyroid hormone action, transport, or metabol
TY - JOUR. T1 - Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) syndrome reveals novel determinants regulating interaction of T3 receptor with corepressor. AU - Privalsky, Martin L.. AU - Yoh, Sunnie M.. PY - 2000/1/25. Y1 - 2000/1/25. N2 - Thyroid hormone receptors (T3Rs) both repress and activate gene transcription by interacting with auxiliary factors denoted corepressors and coactivators. Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) syndrome in humans is manifested as a failure to respond properly to elevated circulating thyroid hormone. RTH syndrome has been mapped to T3Rβ mutations that alter the transcriptional properties of the receptor, resulting in a dominant negative phenotype. We report here a characterization of a series of RTH mutant T3Rs that exhibit unusual interactions with corepressor. Two mutations in receptor helix 11 (Δ430, Δ432) greatly enhance the ability of the mutant receptors to bind to corepressor. A distinct mutation, V264D, in an omega loop region of the receptor, impairs ...
Thyroid hormones help keep all the cells in the body working right. It does this by controlling the metabolism. This is the rate at which every part of the body functions. The right amount of thyroid hormones keep the metabolism at a healthy pace. This helps the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs work well. A balanced metabolism also helps ensure a healthy temperature, heart rate, energy level, and growth rate.. The thyroid cycle The thyroid hormone must be kept at a healthy level. A complex cycle maintains this level. The cycle starts with the pituitary. This gland monitors the level of thyroid hormone in the blood. Depending on the level, the pituitary sends TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) through the bloodstream to the thyroid gland. TSH tells the thyroid how much thyroid hormone to make. In response to TSH, the thyroid makes thyroid hormone. Then thyroid hormone is sent into the bloodstream to the rest of the body. The pituitary senses the hormone level, adjusts the TSH level, and the ...
The binding of thyroid hormone to the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) mediates important physiological effects. However, the transcriptional effects of TR mediated by the thyroid response element (TRE) cannot explain many actions of thyroid hormone. We postulate that TR can initiate rapid, non-TRE-mediated effects in the cardiovascular system through cross-coupling to the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase)/protein kinase Akt pathway. In vascular endothelial cells, the predominant TR isoform is TRalpha1. Treatment of endothelial cells with L-3,5,3-triiodothyronine (T3) increased the association of TRalpha1 with the p85alpha subunit of PI3-kinase, leading to the phosphorylation and activation of Akt and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). The activation of Akt and eNOS by T3 was abolished by the PI3-kinase inhibitors, LY294002 and wortmannin, but not by the transcriptional inhibitor, actinomycin D. To determine the physiological relevance of this PI3-kinase/Akt pathway, we ...
Thyroid hormones are made by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland makes and releases two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. They:. ...
Symptoms of Generalized resistance to thyroid hormone including 6 medical symptoms and signs of Generalized resistance to thyroid hormone, alternative diagnoses, misdiagnosis, and correct diagnosis for Generalized resistance to thyroid hormone signs or Generalized resistance to thyroid hormone symptoms.
PFNA is found in a wide array of consumer products, food, water, and air. Levels of PFNA in the environment continue to increase, and can accumulate over a lifetime. Thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating major processes of the human body. Decreasing levels of thyroid hormones could potentially interfere with essential metabolic processes. Results of this study help researchers better understand the levels of serum PFNA found in the U.S. general population, and adds to the growing body of knowledge of PFNA in relation to thyroid hormone levels.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Post-ischaemic thyroid hormone treatment in a rat model of acute stroke. AU - Genovese, Tiziana. AU - Impellizzeri, Daniela. AU - Ahmad, Akbar. AU - Cornelius, Carolin. AU - Campolo, Michela. AU - Cuzzocrea, Salvatore. AU - Esposito, Emanuela. PY - 2013/6/4. Y1 - 2013/6/4. N2 - Stroke is a devastating brain injury that is a leading cause of adult disability with limited treatment options. We examined the effects of prohormone thyroxine (T4) and the underlying mechanisms in the post-ischaemic rat brain after transient focal cerebral ischemia-induced brain injury. Ischaemic injury was induced for 2 h by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) followed by 24-h reperfusion. T4 (1.1 μg/100 g BW) was administered by intraperitoneally injection twice, at 1 after the onset of ischemia and 6 h after reperfusion. Cerebral infarct area and infarct volume were measured 24 h after MCAo. Furthermore, the mechanism of neuroprotective effect of T4 was investigated with a focus on inflammatory ...
The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of the neck that is responsible for making thyroid hormones. These hormones are controlled by another small gland in the brain called the pituitary. The pituitary gland makes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which acts on the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones help the […]
The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). It also stores these thyroid hormones and releases them as they are needed. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, which are located in the brain, help control the thyroid gland. The hypothalamus releases thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). When the hypothalamus and pituitary are working normally, they sense when:. ...
Antonio C. Bianco, MD, PhD is a professor of medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bianco obtained his M.D., PhD and clinical training in internal medicine and endocrinology in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Bianco is recognized as an authority in thyroid hormone metabolism and action, and his work has established the importance of the local control of thyroid hormone activation/inactivation via deiodination, as well as fundamental cellular and molecular properties of the deiodinases (D1, D2 and D3). Dr. Biancos work has helped elucidate the three-dimensional structure of the deiodinase-ubiquitination complex, demonstrating that hedgehog-mediated ubiquidation-deubiquidation controls local T3 production by affecting D2 dimerization. This constitutes a posttranslational on/off switch controlling thyroid hormone action in the settings of development, health and disease.. 2002 ATA Grant ...
If you start taking thyroid replacement, youll want to watch for and report to your practitioner if you start to have any of the below symptoms after starting the replacement. My experience is that the standard lab test, called TSH, has to get below 1.00 before normal thyroid levels are achieved. This may falsely be interpreted as having too much thyroid hormone if all the doctor/nurse does is look at the lab report without questioning or examining you. Thats practicing bad medicine. If thyroid hormone is in excess, there are specific responses we see. This is why a complete physical exam and evaluation of your symptoms must be done. If you dont have the symptoms, by definition, you cant have too much thyroid hormone. If you do develop any of the symptoms below after starting thyroid replacement, stop taking your replacement and inform your practitioner.. ...
According to the American Thyroid Association, 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid condition, and close to 60% may not even be aware that they have one. Hashimotos, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism (also called Graves Disease), cancer of the thyroid and many other conditions that target this important gland have all skyrocketed in recent years. The majority of those who are diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimotos are prescribed either synthetic thyroid hormone replacement such as Synthroid or Levoxil or they are given a naturally-based alternative such as Nature-Throid.. Short-term thyroid hormone replacement can be a life-saver for some. But are millions more being given the wrong diagnosis altogether, with dire consequences?. The Bodys Need for Iodine Iodine is an essential mineral for the body. It is also a mineral that, according to some accounts, more than 70% of the worlds population is deficient in. As you may already know, iodine is needed for proper thyroid ...
Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. It helps control hormones in your body. Its in the front of your neck, over your windpipe (trachea). Its under your Adams apple and above your collar bone. You often cant see or feel your thyroid. It faces the front, but its underneath your skin.. Its shaped like a butterfly with 2 lobes, a right and left lobe. The lobes are joined by a bridge of tissue, called the isthmus.. The thyroid is made up of 2 main types of cells. The follicular cells make and store thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones control your metabolism. The C cells, or parafollicular cells, make the hormone calcitonin. This helps control calcium levels in your body.. ...
Thyroid disease and thyroid hormone issues often have a genetic aspect and run in families.. Often the genetic connections that are present mean the condition develops in an adult in their late twenties or thirties.. Knowing the values of thyroid hormones for young, healthy adults would really save a huge amount of time, effort, stress and cost later on if the individual developed a thyroid issue.. Lab test population ranges are too wide to assume that any result within them is normal. I know this is what doctors do. But research has shown that simply having thyroid lab results somewhere within the laboratory reference range does not guarantee that the person is healthy and has no hypothyroid symptoms. We know that individual person ranges are narrower than the large population ranges. I am proposing the routine testing of young adults with a full thyroid panel (including FT3) if either parent or grandparent has any history of thyroid problems. I asked some thyroid patients what they thought ...
Previous randomized, controlled studies of growth hormone supplementation in the elderly have reported body-composition improvements but no beneficial effect on strength or physical function. The findings of a new study, however, hint at a potential benefit from the treatment for elderly individuals with functional decline.
In human studies, large doses of IL-6 and TNF-α have been demonstrated to suppress peripheral thyroid hormone metabolism by decreasing T3 and increasing rT3.[81,82] We could also speculate, whether lack of sufficient therapeutic light could be one cause of the rT3 dominance and hypothyroid symptoms. In two studies, half of the hypothyroid patients getting near-infrared treatment did not require any medication through the 9-month follow-up after the treatment period, somewhat establishing the importance of light for thyroid health.[29,30] Moreover, in a Russian study (Kovalyova 2002), the diabetic patients total cholesterol was reduced from 7.98 to 5.31 in one month, a change also seen in thyroid treatments.[88,89 ...
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a major problem despite the availability of drugs that influence major risk factors. New treatments are needed, and there is growing interest in therapies that may have multiple actions. Thyroid hormone modulates several cardiovascular risk factors and delays atherosclerosis progression in humans. However, use of thyroid hormone is limited by side effects, especially in the heart. To overcome this limitation, pharmacologically selective thyromimetics that mimic metabolic effects of thyroid hormone and bypass side effects are under development. In animal models, such thyromimetics have been shown to stimulate cholesterol elimination through LDL and HDL pathways and decrease body weight without eliciting side effects. We report here studies on a selective thyromimetic [KB2115, (3-[[3,5-dibromo-4- [4-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethyl)-phenoxy]-phenyl]-amino]-3-oxopropanoic acid)] in humans. In moderately overweight and hypercholesterolemic subjects KB2115 was found ...
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a major problem despite the availability of drugs that influence major risk factors. New treatments are needed, and there is growing interest in therapies that may have multiple actions. Thyroid hormone modulates several cardiovascular risk factors and delays atherosclerosis progression in humans. However, use of thyroid hormone is limited by side effects, especially in the heart. To overcome this limitation, pharmacologically selective thyromimetics that mimic metabolic effects of thyroid hormone and bypass side effects are under development. In animal models, such thyromimetics have been shown to stimulate cholesterol elimination through LDL and HDL pathways and decrease body weight without eliciting side effects. We report here studies on a selective thyromimetic [KB2115, (3-[[3,5-dibromo-4- [4-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethyl)-phenoxy]-phenyl]-amino]-3-oxopropanoic acid)] in humans. In moderately overweight and hypercholesterolemic subjects KB2115 was found ...
INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS. Use Synthroid as directed by your doctor.. ...
INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS. Use Synthroid as directed by your doctor.. ...
INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS. Use Synthroid as directed by your doctor.. ...
INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS INDICATIONS. Synthroid is used for treating low thyroid hormone levels and certain types of goiters. It is also used with surgery and other medicines for managing certain types of thyroid cancer. Synthroid is a thyroid hormone. It works by replacing thyroid hormone when your body does not make enough on its own.. INSTRUCTIONS. Use Synthroid as directed by your doctor.. ...
Thyroid hormones (TH) are critical regulators of several physiological processes, which include development, differentiation and growth in virtually all tissues. In past decades, several studies have shown that changes in TH levels caused by thyroid dysfunction, disruption of deiodinases and/or thyroid hormone receptor (TR) expression in tumor cells, influence cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and invasion in a variety of neoplasms in a cell type-specific manner. The function of THs and TRs in neoplastic cell proliferation involves complex mechanisms that seem to be cell specific, exerting effects via genomic and nongenomic pathways, repressing or stimulating transcription factors, influencing angiogenesis and promoting invasiveness. Taken together, these observations indicate an important role of TH status in the pathogenesis and/or development of human neoplasia. Here, we aim to present an updated and comprehensive picture of the accumulated knowledge and the current understanding ...
Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technique can detect T3 and T4 levels in 4 and 13 day old F1 rats. Princeton, NJ, USA - Envigo is pleased to announce that it has developed and validated a robust analytical method to evaluate the potential effects on thyroid hormone levels in rat F1 offspring. It is now possible for Envigo to successfully determine levels of T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) hormones in serum from rats at days 4 and 13 of age using ultra high pressure liquid chromatography coupled to a high-end tandem mass spectrometer (UHPLC-MS/MS) for detection. As a consequence, OECD reproductive toxicology guidelines OECD 421, 422 and 443 which include an evaluation of thyroid function can now be performed at Envigo. This highly sensitive method was successfully validated for the determination of T3 (5 to 1,500 pg/mL) and T4 (70 to 70,000 pg/mL) in rat serum for F1 animals at days 4 and 13 of age using a sample volume of 50 µL. Envigo is also able to perform detailed ...
I recently found an excellent 2015 article focusing on the phenomenon of poor conversion from T4 to T3 thyroid hormones in hypothyroid patients treated with thyroxine (T4, Synthroid). Midgley, J. E. M., Larisch, R., Dietrich, J. W., & Hoermann, R. (2015). Variation in the biochemical response to l-thyroxine therapy and relationship with peripheral thyroid hormone…
[email protected] Supervsiors: Peter Bisschop, Anita Boelen, Andries Kalsbeek & Eric Fliers. Thyroid hormone is essential for normal bone development and maintenance of bone mass in adulthood. Hypothyroidism during childhood causes growth retardation, delayed bone age and short stature, whereas hyperthyroidism accelerates skeletal development and also results in short stature due to premature closure of the growth plates. In adults, hyperthyroidism increases bone resorption and bone formation leading to high bone turnover osteoporosis and associated increased fracture risk.. Apart from the classic Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid gland (HPT) axis pathway for the effects of thyroid hormone on bone, in the literature there is also evidence of regulation of bone metabolism via the autonomic nervous system, especially its sympathetic branch. Previous work in our group has shown that triiodothyronine (T3) in the brain can modulate glucose production through a sympathetic pathway. Accordingly, we ...
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. There is no cure for this condition. But treatment can relieve most or all of your symptoms caused by the low thyroid hormone levels. Treatment is done with daily thyroid hormone pills. Thyroid hormone pills replace the hormone your thyroid doesnt make. You will likely need to take a daily pill for the rest of your life.. Your healthcare provider will adjust your dose to achieve the right hormone levels. Take the thyroid hormone pill on an empty stomach, without other medicines. This is to make sure it works as it should.. Over time, your dose may be adjusted. The medicine has minimal side effects if the dosage is correct. But if the dosage is too high, you may have symptoms of an overactive thyroid. These include nervousness, irritability, fast heartbeat, tremors, trouble sleeping, and brittle hair. If the dosage is too low, you may have symptoms of an underactive thyroid. These include dry skin, low energy, sleepiness, and memory problems. Tell your ...
Dallas, Texas - Risk of death from a sudden loss of heart function was significantly greater in patients with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range, compared to patients with levels at the lower end, according to new research in the American Heart Associations journal Circulation.
It is identical to the T4 produced by the thyroid gland under the brand names Synthroid, and Levoxyl. I also do not recommend generic thyroid hormone products as they do not release the same amount or hormone even when the pill size is the same as Synthroid ...
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D3 prevents T4 activation and terminates thyroid hormone action by inactivating T3 once both molecules cross the plasma membrane and diffuses in the intracellular compartment toward the cell nucleus (Gereben et al., 2008). The net amount of T3 that ends up in the nucleus and eventually binds to its receptors i.e., TRα and/or TRβ, modifies thyroid hormone signaling by defining a transcriptional footprint that is cell-specific (Wu and Koenig, 2000; Zhang and Lazar, 2000). That hypoxia markedly induces D3 is remarkable, dampening thyroid hormone signaling and slowing down O2 consumption (Simonides et al., 2008). That at the same time trafficking of active D3 is redirected to the nucleus is novel and provides the first evidence that thyroid hormone metabolism occurs in the nuclear compartment, physically closer to where TR-mediated gene transcriptional control takes place (Fig. 8D). It is conceivable that the presence of D3 in the nucleus explains the fast changes in O2 consumption observed in ...
It is unclear whether this association between low T3 or low T4 and short term morbidity, mortality, and long term disability is causal or merely a reflection of illness severity in the most premature babies. However, this has resulted in a number of studies of thyroid hormone supplementation in an attempt to reduce these problems. The numbers in each study are small and the use of different doses at different times and different thyroid hormones (T4 or T3) precludes a meta-analysis. Of the eight published studies, four were randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials and have been summarised in a Cochrane review.31 In the first of these studies, Chowdrey et al32 compared treatment with thyroxine with treatment with placebo in babies of 25-28 weeks gestation with hypothyroxinaemia (T4 , 4 μg/dl and TSH , 20 IU/l on two occasions). There was no effect of thyroid supplementation on linear growth, weight gain, head circumference at 10 months, or psychomotor development at 12 and 24 months, ...
Middle-aged and older folks with elevated levels of a thyroid hormone may face a higher risk of developing hardened blood vessels, a new Dutch study suggests. H
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Thyroid hormones. Effects on the heart of lofepramine may be exacerbated. Lofepramine is a strong inhibitor of norepinephrine ...
Szkudlinski MW, Fremont V, Ronin C, Weintraub BD (Apr 2002). "Thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone ... The thyrotropin receptor (or TSH receptor) is a receptor (and associated protein) that responds to thyroid-stimulating hormone ... thyroid peroxidase activity; and hormone release. Graves' disease GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000165409 - Ensembl, May ... Sequence Structure Function Analysis of Glycoprotein Hormone Receptors GRIS: Glycoprotein-hormone Receptor Information System ...
Hoch, Frederic L. (1962). "Biochemical Actions of Thyroid Hormones". Physiological Reviews. 42 (4): 605-673. doi:10.1152/ ...
Besides its role in lens biology, CRYM seems also to be involved in thyroid hormone signalling in other tissues. It could be ... Oshima A, Suzuki S, Takumi Y, Hashizume K, Abe S, Usami S (June 2006). "CRYM mutations cause deafness through thyroid hormone ... Mu-crystallin homolog also known as NADP-regulated thyroid-hormone-binding protein (THBP) is a protein that in humans is ... The encoded protein does not perform a structural role in lens tissue, and instead it binds thyroid hormone for possible ...
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This is done by measuring resin binding to labeled thyroid hormone, which happens only when the labeled thyroid hormone is free ... and the production of more thyroid hormone. In this case, the total thyroid hormone level will be high. And so, when labeled ... the total thyroid hormone (bound and free) in the blood will be low. Thus, when the labeled hormone is added, since so little ... since the total thyroid hormone level is low. Therefore, when the labeled hormone is added, it will bind mostly to the TBG, ...
Aria Baniahmad (2002). Thyroid Hormone Receptors: Methods and Protocols. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 211. ISBN 978-1- ...
These vesicles are then exocytosed, releasing the thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland also produces small amounts of T3 ... a feedback control system stabilizes the level of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. T3 is the true hormone. Its effects on ... "Physiologic Effects of Thyroid Hormones". Colorado State University. Retrieved 2013-09-29. "How Your Thyroid Works - "A ... Of the thyroid hormone that is produced, just about 20% is T3, whereas 80% is produced as T4. Roughly 85% of the circulating T3 ...
This upper limit was assessed by analyzing the effect of supplementation on thyroid-stimulating hormone. The thyroid gland ... "American Thyroid Association". American Thyroid Association. Retrieved 4 April 2014. Caldwell KL, Makhmudov A, Ely ... The major form of thyroid hormone in the blood is thyroxine (T4), which has a longer half-life than T3. In humans, the ratio of ... Fifteen to 20 mg of iodine is concentrated in thyroid tissue and hormones, but 70% of all iodine in the body is found in other ...
... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. •The hypothalamic- ... luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, prolactin, and growth hormone) remains under ... For example, thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulates the secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone by the anterior pituitary. ... For example, the secretion of growth hormone is controlled by two neuroendocrine systems: the growth hormone-releasing hormone ...
... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. •The hypothalamic- ... The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis consists of hypothalamic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH); ... Two hormones are classically considered as being related to the posterior pituitary: oxytocin and vasopressin. These hormones ... the anterior pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and the gonadal steroids. Hatton, GI ( ...
... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. •The hypothalamic- ... The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis consists of hypothalamic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH); ... control the secretion of pituitary hormones, while others (the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin) are released directly into ... the anterior pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and the gonadal steroids. " ...
The body's need for thyroid hormone can also change over time, like in the first months after radioactive iodine treatment (RAI ... Long-term mild excess of thyroid hormone can thus cause impaired cardiac reserve and exercise capacity. In a large population- ... Sakurai A, Nakai A, Degroot LJ (1989). "Expression of three forms of thyroid hormone receptor in human tissues". Molecular ... Shahrara S, Drvota V, Sylven C (1999). "Organ specific expression of thyroid hormone receptor mRNA and protein in different ...
... thyroid-stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, beta-endorphin, luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, ... Thyroid hormones are responsible for metabolic activity. Insufficient production of the thyroid hormones result in suppressed ... corticotropin-releasing hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, growth hormone-releasing hormone, oxytocin, all of which are ... Thyrotropin-releasing hormone and the thyroid hormone feedback mechanism. Endocrinology, 150(3), 1091-1096. doi:10.1210/en.2008 ...
Inactivation of thyroid hormones occurs by removal of an iodine atom on the inner ring, which converts thyroxine to the ... "Thyroid hormone action starts and ends by deiodination". Bianco Lab & The University of Miami. Retrieved 2011-05-08. Valverde C ... August 2007). "Hypothalamic thyroid hormone catabolism acts as a gatekeeper for the seasonal control of body weight and ... In most vertebrates, there are three types of enzymes that can deiodinate thyroid hormones: Deiodinase 1 both activates T4 to ...
These include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones; levels of various ions including calcium, potassium, and ...
... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. •The hypothalamic- ... The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis consists of hypothalamic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH); ... Vasopressin can be thought of as "water conservation hormone" and is also known as "antidiuretic hormone." It is released when ... the anterior pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and the gonadal steroids. Selye, Hans ( ...
A genetic disorder (discovered in 2003 and 2004) is caused by mutation in the transporter of thyroid hormone, MCT8, also known ... Grüters A (2007). "Thyroid hormone transporter defects". Endocrine Development. 10: 118-26. doi:10.1159/000106823. ISBN 978-3- ... Friesema EC, Kuiper GG, Jansen J, Visser TJ, Kester MH (Nov 2006). "Thyroid hormone transport by the human monocarboxylate ... MCT8 actively transports a variety of iodo-thyronines including the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. ...
... is a thyroid hormone analogue. Triiodothyroacetic acid is also a physiologic thyroid hormone that is present in the normal ... Tiratricol is still available in France for therapy of thyroid hormone resistance and adjuvant therapy of thyroid cancer. It is ... to suppress thyroid-stimulating hormone production in patients with thyroid cancer. It has been investigated for use in ... Yazdanparast P, Carlsson B, Oikarinen A, Risteli J, Lavin T, Faergemann J (November 2006). "Action of topical thyroid hormone ...
Wingender E (1993). "Steroid/Thyroid Hormone Receptors". Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes. New York: VCH. p. 316. ISBN 1-56081-706 ...
Sinai C, Hirvikoski T, Vansvik ED, Nordström AL, Linder J, Nordström P, Jokinen J (November 2009). "Thyroid hormones and ... Normally the hormone stimulates eating in healthy patients, but under conditions of starvation it increases their activity rate ... Leptin and ghrelin: leptin is a hormone produced primarily by the fat cells in the body; it has an inhibitory effect on ... Neuropeptide Y also known as NPY is a hormone that encourages eating and decreases metabolic rate. Blood levels of NPY are ...
Martínez de Arrieta C, Morte B, Coloma A, Bernal J (January 1999). "The human RC3 gene homolog, NRGN contains a thyroid hormone ... NRGN gene expression is controlled by thyroid hormones. Human neurogranin consists of 78 amino acids. One study tells of ...
Organic anion transporting polypeptides carry bile acids as well as bilirubin and numerous hormones such as thyroid and steroid ... Other substrates include luciferin, thyroid hormones and quinolones. ... thyroid hormones, anionic oligopeptides, drugs, toxins and other xenobiotics. One family member, OATP2B1, has been shown to use ... hormones across the basolateral membrane (facing sinusoids) in hepatocytes, for excretion in bile. As well as expression in the ...
... all of which are alleviated by thyroid hormone supplementation of pups or dams. Surrogating Kcne2-/- pups with Kcne2+/+ dams ... Iodide is required for biosynthesis of thyroid hormones. KCNE2 was originally discovered to regulate hERG channel function. ... "Kcne2 deletion uncovers its crucial role in thyroid hormone biosynthesis". Nature Medicine. 15 (10): 1186-94. doi:10.1038/nm. ... Positron emission tomography data show that with KCNE2, 124I uptake by the thyroid is impaired. Kcne2 deletion does not impair ...
... (or "Monodeiodinase") is a peroxidase enzyme that is involved in the activation or deactivation of thyroid hormones ... Iodotyrosine deiodinase contributes to breakdown of thyroid hormones. It releases iodine, for renewed use, from iodinated ... However, in the brain, heart, skeletal muscle and thyroid, this is not so, as these organs must maintain homeostasis (skeletal ... Types of deiodinases include: Iodothyronine deiodinases catalyze release of iodine directly from the thyronine hormones. They ...
... one of the two thyroid hormones) in the blood, due to lack of dietary iodine to make it, gives rise to high levels of thyroid ... The thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine contain iodine. In areas where there is little iodine in the diet, ... There is a total of 15-20 mg of iodine in the human body, primarily concentrated in thyroid tissue and hormones. Thirty percent ... It can lead to hyperthyroidism and consequently high blood levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroxinemia). In case of extremely ...
... determination of thyroid-stimulating hormone; and urinalysis. Other diagnostic tests have no recognized value unless indicated ... Thyroid function tests Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) Urinalysis for blood cells, protein and glucose The 2007 NICE ...
... another thyroid hormone. In terms of human health, the most important organoiodine compounds are the two thyroid hormones ... The thyroxine hormones are organoiodine compounds that are required for health and the reason for government-mandated ...
Delitala, Alessandro P.; Scuteri, Angelo; Doria, Carlo (2020-04-06). "Thyroid Hormone Diseases and Osteoporosis". Journal of ... and parathyroid hormone-related protein analogues (e.g., abaloparatide, teriparatide). These drugs are not without risks. In ...
The TSHr is expressed on the thyroid follicular cells of the thyroid gland (the cells that produce thyroid hormone), and the ... the receptor for thyroid-stimulating hormone. (Antibodies to thyroglobulin and to the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 may also be ... Another sign of Graves' disease is hyperthyroidism; that is, overproduction of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Normal thyroid ... "Treatment of an Over-active or Enlarged Thyroid Gland with Radioactive Iodine - British Thyroid Foundation". ...
It is thought that the bone matures faster due to high levels of thyroid hormone.[34] ... Hyperthyroid induced craniosynostosis is a hormone mediated premature closure.[34] ...
"The thyroid transcription factor-1 gene is a candidate target for regulation by Hox proteins". EMBO J. 13 (14): 3339-47. PMC ...
Thyroid hormone resistance. *Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia. *Hashitoxicosis. *Thyrotoxicosis factitia. *Graves' ... 2011). "Chapter 17: Pancreatic hormones & diabetes mellitus". Greenspan's basic & clinical endocrinology (9th ed.). New York: ...
González-Cinca N, Pérez de la Ossa P, Carreras J, Climent F."Effects of thyroid hormone and hypoxia on 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate ...
... is a manufactured form of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4).[1][4] It is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency including ... While a minimal amount of thyroid hormones are found in breast milk, the amount does not influence infant plasma thyroid levels ... used as interventional therapy in people with nodular thyroid disease or thyroid cancer to suppress thyroid-stimulating hormone ... who often require lifelong thyroid hormone therapy.[11] It may also be used to treat goiter via its ability to lower thyroid- ...
For example, the pancreas, thyroid, liver, and parathyroids are also endocrine glands that make hormones like insulin. ... Salivary glands, lips, teeth, tongue, epiglottis, thyroid, and parathyroids. Food does not go through these organs. But they ...
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It can also be due to one or more of many abnormal conditions, such as chronic (prolonged) growth hormone or thyroid hormone ... About half of them do not have growth hormone deficiency, and consequently benefited very little, if at all, from the hormone ... Limiting sales of the hormone to children diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, rather than being short for any reason, ... Human growth hormone (HGH) deficiency may occur at any time during infancy or childhood, with the most obvious sign being a ...
Fliers, Eric; Unmehopa, Alkemade (7 June 2006). "Functional neuroanatomy of thyroid hormone feedback in the human hypothalamus ... Hormones and Behavior 55:589-596.. Vanjske veze[uredi - уреди , uredi izvor]. *The Hypothalamus and Pituitary at ...
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Markianos M, Alevizos V, Stefanis C (1991). "Plasma sex hormones and urinary biogenic amine metabolites during treatment of ... been conflicting findings with regard to moclobemide altering cortisol levels and whether moclobemide increases growth hormone ...
Instead, Holtorf advocates labs and diagnostics which look at all thyroid hormone levels, with a particular emphasis on free T3 ... Holtorf condones treating hypothyroidism with compounded combinations of bioidentical thyroid hormones. Chronic Fatigue ... Kent Holtorf Shares Thoughts About The Best Way to Treat an Underactive Thyroid and Hypothyroidism". 2010-12 ... Holtorf, K (2009). "The bioidentical hormone debate: Are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or ...
... the anterior pituitary hormone thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); and the thyroid hormones T3 and T4.. •The hypothalamic- ... The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis consists of hypothalamic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH); ... Vasopressin can be thought of as "water conservation hormone" and is also known as "antidiuretic hormone." It is released when ... Schematic of the HPA axis (CRH, corticotropin-releasing hormone; ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone). ...
Intracellular receptor): Thyroid hormone resistance. *Androgen insensitivity syndrome *PAIS. *MAIS. *CAIS. *Kennedy's disease ...
... make levothyroxine and other thyroid hormones. Dartington Crystal in Torrington makes Royal Brierley. Pall Europe make ...
Required for synthesis of thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine and to prevent goiter: *Iodine in biology ... Nickel deficiency depressed growth in goats, pigs, and sheep, and diminished circulating thyroid hormone concentration in rats. ... The figure includes the relative values of other constituents of blood such as hormones. In the figure, minerals are color ...
... due to mutations in luteinizing hormone receptors) and hyperthyroidism (due to mutations in thyroid-stimulating hormone ... Steroid and thyroid-hormone receptors are examples of such receptors.[5]. Membrane receptors may be isolated from cell ... Cells can increase (upregulate) or decrease (downregulate) the number of receptors to a given hormone or neurotransmitter to ... Often, it is hard to determine whether the receptor is nonfunctional or the hormone is produced at decreased level; this gives ...
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A 2018 study found higher instances of breast cancer, melanoma, uterine, gastrointestinal, cervical, and thyroid cancers ... which contain compounds that may act as hormone disruptors and increase the risk of some cancers.[58] ... thyroid cancer (0.67% compared to 0.56%) and higher rates of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers with reports of the ...
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In human beings, for example, the digestion of food hormones and other chemicals are made by the stomach, liver, and pancreas. ... For example, an understanding of how the thyroid gland functions has helped in treating goitre. Studies of the circulatory ...
Exposure to stress and the stress hormone corticosterone has been shown to decrease the expression of BDNF in rats, and, if ...
"Thyroid hormones and retinoids: a possible link between genes and environment in schizophrenia" (PDF). Brain Research Reviews. ... the hormone regulatory centre of the brain and part of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, a key part of the body's stress ...
থাইরয়েড গ্রন্থি (ফলকগ্রন্থি) (Thyroid gland). *পার্শ্ব থাইরয়েড গ্রন্থি (ফলকপার্শ্ব গ্রন্থি) (Parathyroid gland) ... উদ্বোধক (গ্রন্থিরস) (Hormone). এই নিবন্ধটি অসম্পূর্ণ। আপনি চাইলে এটিকে সম্প্রসারিত করে উইকিপিডিয়াকে সাহায্য করতে পারেন।. *দে ...
Because the ANS, specifically the sympathetic division, exerts direct control over the chromaffin cells, the hormone release ... Rather than releasing a neurotransmitter, the cells of the adrenal medulla secrete hormones.[1] ...
Thyroid cancer. *Thyroglobulin. *Medullary thyroid cancer (Calcitonin. *Carcinoembryonic antigen). Pheochromocytoma. * ...
... adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiencies are the least common among people with ... Radiation-induced hypopituitarism mainly affects growth hormone and gonadal hormones.[28] In contrast, ... Examples are the infusion of metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) to treat neuroblastoma, of oral iodine-131 to treat thyroid cancer ... thyroid dysfunction, and pituitary axis dysfunction.[7] Modern radiation therapy aims to reduce side effects to a minimum and ...
Thyroid hormones increase the contractility but suppres the effects of beta-adrenergic agonist by decreasing phospholamban ...
Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. *Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. *Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis ...
Physiologic Effects of Thyroid Hormones. It is likely that all cells in the body are targets for thyroid hormones. While not ... Thyroid Hormone Receptors and Mechanism of Action. Receptors for thyroid hormones are intracellular DNA-binding proteins that ... A few examples of specific metabolic effects of thyroid hormones include: *Lipid metabolism: Increased thyroid hormone levels ... A few additional, well-documented effects of thyroid hormones include: *Cardiovascular system: Thyroid hormones increases heart ...
Thyroid hormone receptor. The thyroid hormones function via a well-studied set of nuclear receptors, termed the thyroid hormone ... If there is a deficiency of dietary iodine, the thyroid will not be able to make thyroid hormone. The lack of thyroid hormone ... Thyroid hormones are two hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland, namely triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). ... Thyroid Hormone Treatment Brochure by the American Thyroid Association. *Elaborate article about the use of thyroid drugs ...
Definition Thyroid hormones are artificially made hormones that make up for a lack of natural hormones produced by the thyroid ... gland [1]. Purpose The thyroid gland [2], a butterfly-shaped structure in the lower part of the neck, normally produces a ... Thyroid Hormones. Definition. Thyroid hormones are artificially made hormones that make up for a lack of natural hormones ... Thyroid hormones also may be used to treat goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) and certain types of thyroid cancer. ...
... the thyroid gland, and other hormonal conditions. Find out what causes thyroid-related depression and how its treated. ... What Other Hormone-Related Conditions Are Associated With Depression? The thyroid gland produces and regulates thyroid hormones ... Thyroid gland hormones can affect food metabolism, mood, and sexual function. When the thyroid produces too much hormone, the ... What Do Hormones Have to Do With Depression?. Levels of certain hormones, such as those produced by the thyroid gland, can be ...
The thyroid gland produces mainly thyroxine (T4), but other tissues deiodinate this to the more potent hormone, tri- ... Thus, AMPK seems to be well placed to directly regulate the sympathetic nervous system in response to thyroid hormones and ... Vidal-Puig and colleagues 1 now provide evidence that increases in metabolic rate induced by thyroid hormones involve ... Although understanding of how thyroid hormones increase metabolic rate at the molecular level has been elusive, a recent paper ...
Hormone - Hormones of the thyroid gland: The two thyroid hormones, thyroxine (3,5,3′,5′-tetraiodothyronine) and 3,5,3′- ... Although the possibility that the thyroid hormones originated as metabolic by-products is suggested by the widespread ... This arrangement, which provides a reserve of thyroid hormones, perhaps reflects the frequent scarcity of environmental iodine ... Thyroglobulin is stored within the gland in follicles as the main component of a substance called the thyroid colloid. ...
These hormones help to regulate the metabolism, growth and maturation of the human body and their production is regulated by ... The concentration of thyroid hormones in the blood is normally constant, but too much or too little thyroid hormone causes ... If the amount of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 is too high or too low, there is an imbalance between the thyroid hormones needed ... which produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). This triggers the production of thyroid hormones and affects the size of the ...
This exogenous source of thyroid hormones was capable of causing clinical signs and abnormal thyroid hormone panel results in ... thyroid hormone and iodine species in the canned dog foods confirmed that the food was an exogenous source of thyroid hormones ... remnant thyroid tissue could be a source of thyroid hormones.. 1 Hedberg, eW, An outbreak of thyrotoxicosis caused by the ... Results showed elevated thyroid hormone in the blood. Dietary history interviews conducted by the reference lab indicated that ...
T. Otto and J. Fandrey, "Thyroid hormone induces hypoxia-inducible factor 1α gene expression through thyroid hormone receptor β ... N. Shibusawa, K. Hashimoto, A. A. Nikrodhanond et al., "Thyroid hormone action in the absence of thyroid hormone receptor DNA- ... L. C. Moeller and D. Führer, "Thyroid hormone, thyroid hormone receptors, and cancer: a clinical perspective," Endocrine- ... "Plasma membrane transport of thyroid hormones and its role in thyroid hormone metabolism and bioavailability," Endocrine ...
... at BellaOnline ... Medical research studies have concluded that these drugs may affect thyroid hormone levels in the bodies of some patients -- a ...
As a result, some countries now promote a TSH-first strategy for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction in ambulatory patients ( ...
Resistance to thyroid hormone due to a novel mutation of thyroid hormone receptor beta gene. Lee JH et al. Ann Pediatr ... Pituitary resistance to thyroid hormone caused by a novel mutation (H435A) in the thyroid hormone receptor beta: A case report. ... Human Genetics of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta: Resistance to Thyroid Hormone Beta (RTHβ). ... Role of leucine 341 in thyroid hormone receptor β revealed by a novel mutation causing thyroid hormone resistance. ...
Doctors may order TSH blood tests to diagnose and monitor treatment of a thyroid disorder or evaluate pituitary gland ... A thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is a common blood test used to evaluate how well the thyroid gland is working. The ... If the thyroid gland is producing too much thyroid hormone (a condition called hyperthyroidism), the pituitary gland produces ... When the thyroid gland isnt producing enough thyroid hormone (a condition called hypothyroidism), the pituitary gland produces ...
hi my T3 and T4 level are normal but TSH is 18.0 plz tell me from which type of thyroid either hyperthyroidism OR ... Generally, a thyroid function panel is ordered when there is suspicion of a problem with thyroid function. ... This Regarding thyroid page on EmpowHER Womens Health works best with javascript enabled in your browser.. Toggle navigation ... Your physician, who ordered the blood test to check the function of your thyroid gland, is the person to make the diagnosis. ...
... is either of the tyrosine-based hormones, thyroxine or triiodothyronine, which are secreted by the thyroid ... thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is either of the tyrosine-based hormones, thyroxine (T4) or triiodothyronine (T3), which are ... v When the level of thyroid hormones in the blood drops too low, the pituitary gland produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH ... which causes the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. Under the influence of TSH, the thyroid manufactures and secretes more ...
Receptors for thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid hormones in human ovarian tissue. Reprod. Biomed. Online 18, 337-347 ( ... Thyroid hormone receptors and resistance to thyroid hormone disorders. Nat. Rev. Endocrinol. 10, 582-591 (2014).. ... In humans, thyroid disorders are associated with more severe forms of endometriosis. Thus, thyroid function and thyroid hormone ... Thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor and thyroid hormone receptors are involved in human endometrial physiology. Fertil. Steril ...
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... potentially explaining temperature sensitivity in those with thyroid disorders. ... Researchers have uncovered how thyroid hormone affects blood vessels to determine body temperature, ... Thyroid storm: What you need to know A hyperactive thyroid is when the body produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. If this ... The thyroid produces hormones that are able to influence how much the blood vessels dilate. In turn, this affects how much heat ...
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Pharmacology of Thyroid Hormone Therapy In standard replacement therapy, T4 is given orally at doses of 1.6 μg/kg/day; this ... The Challenges and Complexities of Thyroid Hormone Replacement. Shayri M. Kansagra, BS; Christopher R. McCudden, PhD; Monte S. ... Thyroid Function and Mortality in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure * First-of-Its Kind Guideline on Lipid Monitoring in ... Thyroid CA and Secondary Hypothyroidism excluded.. Study design. Randomized control, crossover-design. Double blind, cross-over ...
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TSH stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. If your TSH levels are too high or too low, it can indicate a thyroid disorder. ... TSH stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. A TSH test is a blood test that measures this hormone. The thyroid is a small, ... TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) Test. ... You may need a TSH test if you have symptoms of too much thyroid hormone in your blood (hyperthyroidism), or too little thyroid ...
... * The expanding functions of thyroid hormone Authors: Jiemin Wong and Shaochung ... microRNA and thyroid hormone signaling in cardiac and skeletal muscle Thyroid hormone (TH) signaling plays critical roles in ... New insights on thyroid hormone mediated regulation of herpesvirus infections Thyroid hormone (T3) has been suggested to ... Thyroid hormone-mediated autophagy and mitochondrial turnover in NAFLD Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a fast- ...
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The thyroid gland affects every tissue in your body. Positioned at the front of the throat over the windpipe, this wing-shaped ... The thyroid gland needs iodine to make the T3 and T4 hormones. According to The Thyroid Sourcebook by M. Sara Rosenthal, Ph.D ... It is used to convert the T4 hormone into the active T3 hormone, a biochemical process that is fundamental to adequate thyroid ... If you have a thyroid disorder, it is typically from an underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, ...
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  • When your pituitary gland makes too much or too little TSH, this can cause your thyroid to be overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). (
  • Syndromes of Reduced Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormone, also known as rth , is related to allan-herndon-dudley syndrome and congenital hypothyroidism . (
  • If you have hypothyroidism, your doctor should prescribe thyroid replacement hormones. (
  • If you have hypothyroidism, she should then test thyroid antibodies to determine whether or not you have Hashimoto's. (
  • Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. (
  • Treatment of hypothyroidism, which results from an underactive thyroid gland, should be individualized and consideration should be given to alternatives to the first-line therapy, including desiccated thyroid extract and combination therapy to replace the body's two main thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). (
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) are the most common problems of the thyroid gland. (
  • The authors argue that hypothyroidism can exist despite normal concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone. (
  • Several disorders can arise if the thyroid produces too much hormone ( hyperthyroidism ) or not enough ( hypothyroidism ). (
  • People with diabetes are at increased risk for thyroid diseases, especially hypothyroidism . (
  • Low T4 level combined with high thyroid-stimulating hormones level (TSH) is associated with hypothyroidism. (
  • Hypothyroidism is characterised by reduced secretion of thyroid hormones. (
  • The low level of serum free T4 coupled with the elevated levels of TSH and thyroid peroxidase antibodies clearly diagnose hypothyroidism. (
  • In hypothyroidism, thyroid gland secrets low level of thyroid T4 and T3. (
  • Normally, Cytomel is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition in which thyroid secretion is low and overall metabolism is down. (
  • Hypothyroidism is a health condition where the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone. (
  • Hypothyroidism means your thyroid gland cannot produce the normal amount of thyroid hormone. (
  • Short-term hypothyroidism can be caused by certain types of thyroid inflammation or thyroid infections with a virus. (
  • In less than 5% of cases, hypothyroidism is caused by a problem with the hypothalamus or a pituitary gland rather than the thyroid gland. (
  • Your doctor will diagnose hypothyroidism based on the results of blood tests for levels of thyroid hormones and serum TSH. (
  • The TSH test is the most sensitive test for hypothyroidism caused by problem with the thyroid gland. (
  • In people with short-term hypothyroidism caused by certain types of thyroid inflammation or viral thyroid infections, levels of thyroid hormones often return to normal after several months. (
  • Hypothyroidism is treated with replacement doses of thyroid hormones. (
  • It is especially important for people with hypothyroidism to be monitored during pregnancy, because the need for thyroid hormone may go up. (
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin , thyrotropic hormone , or abbreviated TSH ) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T 4 ), and then triiodothyronine (T 3 ) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body. (
  • TSH (with a half-life of about an hour) stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine (T 4 ), which has only a slight effect on metabolism. (
  • Temporary decrease in thyroid hormone T4 (thyroxine). (
  • By producing several thyroid hormones (e.g. thyroxine ( T4 ), triiodothyronine ( T3 ) and calcitonin ) it plays a fundamental role for development and metabolism. (
  • The thy-roid hormones most often measured include triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) to get the full picture of a patient's thyroid function. (
  • The thyroid creates two hormones - triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) - that travel throughout your body to regulate blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, metabolism and how the body reacts to other hormones. (
  • In this case, the serum level of hormones free triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) indicates whether the thyroid gland is normally functional or not. (
  • The increase in the level of TSH is proportionate to the decrease in the levels of both free triiodothyronine and thyroxine hormones (Vanderpump, Tunbridge, and Bayliss, 2008). (
  • It produces the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and calcitonin . (
  • The thyroid hormones ( triiodothyronine T3 and thyroxine T4) contain iodine. (
  • T 4 is converted to triiodothyronine (T 3 ), which is the active hormone that stimulates metabolism. (
  • Rare causes include tumors of the adrenal glands and hyperthyroidism, which is too much hormone output from the thyroid gland. (
  • The TSH receptor is found mainly on thyroid follicular cells . (
  • Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. (
  • Moore, David D. / Two classes of proteins dependent on either the presence or absence of thyroid hormone for interaction with the thyroid hormone receptor . (
  • TRα receptor mutations extend the spectrum of syndromes of reduced sensitivity to thyroid hormone. (
  • Association of the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor gene (TSHR) with Graves' disease. (
  • The thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) represents the primary autoantigen in GD, in which autoantibodies bind to the receptor and mimic its ligand, thyroid stimulating hormone, causing the characteristic clinical phenotype. (
  • These studies suggest that the VLDL receptor plays a role in a metabolic process in muscle that is regulated by thyroid hormone. (
  • Another indicator of thyroid imbalance is measuring reverse T3, which blocks normal T3 activity at the receptor sites and T4 transport into the cell. (
  • Diverse developmental programs of Xenopus laevis metamorphosis are inhibited by a dominant negative thyroid hormone receptor. (
  • This occurs through stimulation of six steps in thyroid hormone synthesis: (1) Up-regulating the activity of the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) on the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells , thereby increasing intracellular concentrations of iodine (iodine trapping). (
  • The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. (
  • During this time the body recognizes this atom as the same nascent iodine it produces in the thyroid in order to make the T3 and T4 hormones. (
  • A true atomic iodine is the best kind to bring the thyroid to its optimal function because it supports and saturates the thyroid without any toxic buildup. (
  • Exposure may negatively influence the iodine uptake in the thyroid gland or increases temperature effect on the thyroid gland. (
  • The thyroid needs iodine (in tiny amounts) to make thyroid hormone. (
  • The α ( alpha ) subunit (i.e., chorionic gonadotropin alpha ) is nearly identical to that of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). (
  • This is a blood test that measures your level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). (
  • This study aimed to investigate whether serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) values between 2.5 and 4.5 mIU/L are associated with lower pregnancy rates compared to TSH levels between 0.3 and 2.5 mIU/L in women undergoing ovulation induction with gonadotropins and intrauterine insemination (IUI) for unexplained infertility. (
  • TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and it's a pituitary hormone that's supposed to stimulate the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones. (
  • Healthcare practitioners sometimes measure follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to gauge if you are near menopause. (
  • GnRH stimulates the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ connected to the bottom of the hypothalamus, to emit two hormones: luteinizing (pronounced LOO-tee-uh-nize-ing ) hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). (
  • The pituitary gland creates thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) that signals the thyroid to produce and release the right amount of hormone to meet the body's needs. (
  • The hypothalamus is a brain structure that normally signals the pituitary gland to make thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which causes the thyroid to make thyroid hormones. (
  • The thyroid gland itself is regulated in its function by the hypothalamic hormone TRH (TSH-releasing-hormone) and the TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) from the hypophysis in the sense of a feedback control ( thyrotropic feedback control ). (
  • The thyroid gland is the body's largest specialised endocrine gland of the human body . (
  • Hormones released by this gland increase the body's metabolism, meaning the activity of the body. (
  • It regulates the body's balance of many hormones. (
  • Ensuring that the thyroid gland is healthy and functioning properly is vitally important to the body's overall well-being. (
  • Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing the function of many of the body's most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. (
  • Thyroid hormones regulate the body's energy. (
  • Also some foods and medications can lower the amount of active thyroid hormone available to the body's cells. (
  • What are the effects of routine thyroid gland palpation on serum thyroid hormone levels? (
  • The assessment of serum thyroid hormone levels in association with thyroid palpation is widely used for the diagnosis of thyroid gland pathologies, often with blood sampling for thyroid function taking place after physical examination. (
  • While previous studies have shown that external trauma might cause variations in serum thyroid hormone levels, the effect of thyroid palpation is unknown. (
  • The data suggest an effect of routine thyroid gland palpitation on serum thyroid hormone levels and suggest that serum thyroid hormone measurements should be performed before any manipulation of the gland, including palpation, to avoid misdiagnosis. (
  • TSH is a pituitary secretion that triggers the thyroid gland to release T3 and T4 into the bloodstream. (
  • Thyroid hormones powerfully influence systemic metabolism through multiple pathways, with profound effects on energy expenditure, fat oxidation, and cholesterol metabolism. (
  • These hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. (
  • These hormones primarily regulate metabo-lism, but also affect protein synthesis, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and vitamin absorption. (
  • The thyroid hormone (T3) receptors (TRs) are hormone-dependent transcription factors that regulate expression of a variety of specific target genes. (
  • The thyroid glands help to regulate body hormones. (
  • The thyroid gland also helps to make calcitonin, which helps regulate calcium in your body. (
  • Absence of antibodies in patients with diagnoses of an autoimmune thyroid in their past would always be suspicious for development to SAT even in the presence of a normal TSH because there is no known recovery from autoimmunity. (
  • The tests she should order are Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb). (
  • Testing for thyroid antibodies will alert you to the possibility of autoimmune thyroiditis. (
  • In this case, the results showed that the level of thyroid peroxidase antibodies is more than 600kU/L. The reference level ranges from 5 - 34 kU/L. Therefore, the level of thyroid peroxidase antibodies tested in the patient is far much above the reference level. (
  • Thyroid peroxidase antibodies act against the hormones. (
  • In the third trimester we will do extra scans on baby to make sure the Graves antibodies aren't causing the baby's thyroid to become overactive/enlarged as well. (
  • Palpable thyroid nodules can be diagnosed in 4 to 7% of the adult population. (
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) has emerged as the most important step in the diagnostic evaluation of thyroid nodules. (
  • Ultrasonography (U/S) is highly sensitive in determining the size and number of thyroid nodules. (
  • What Are Thyroid Nodules? (
  • Thyroid nodules are growths within the thyroid. (
  • Thyroid nodules are frequently identified on routine physical examination or imaging tests. (
  • however, most of thyroid nodules are benign. (
  • Most thyroid nodules do not cause any symptoms. (
  • Some thyroid nodules present as a painless lump in the neck. (
  • However, when thyroid nodules become large, they may cause symptoms by pressure on the airway or esophagus. (
  • Sometimes thyroid nodules can produce excessive thyroid hormone. (
  • Twenty adults with a diagnosis of nodular thyroid disease and 30 healthy subjects had their thyroid glands palpated by the same physician. (
  • Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, hormone made by the adrenal glands. (
  • Photo of thyroid gland position The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. (
  • In other children, the signs of puberty occur because of a problem such as a tumor or genetic abnormality in the ovaries, testes, or adrenal glands, causing overproduction of sex hormones. (
  • In peripheral precocious puberty, the abnormality is not in the brain but in the testicles, ovaries, or adrenal glands, causing overproduction of sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogens. (
  • In other cases, the delay in puberty is not just due to slow maturation but occurs because the child has a long-term medical condition known as hypogonadism (pronounced HI-poe-GO-nad-iz-uhm ), in which the sex glands (the testes in men and the ovaries in women) produce few or no hormones. (
  • The level of hormones produced by the thyroid is controlled by the pituitary gland, often called the "master gland" of the body since it regulates many activities of other glands. (
  • In the case of so-called Wilson's syndrome, some people believed they were being cured because the drug revved up their thyroid glands. (
  • We found little evidence that SNPs previously associated with other thyroid-related disorders were associated with serum TSH levels in this study. (
  • Thyroid disorders are the most common endocrine diseases encountered in women of reproductive age [ 3 ]. (
  • There are many factors that can contribute to the development of various thyroid disorders. (
  • Conditions treated include but are not limited to: * Gastrointestinal issues such as IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease * Neurological conditions, stroke, multiple sclerosis * Heart disease, Atherosclerosis * Diabetes * Pain syndromes * Arthritis * Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome * Menstrual irregularities * Infertility (male and female) * Thyroid disorders * Mood disorders, including depression and anxiety * aging Please note this list is not exhaustive. (
  • The thyroid also produces the hormone calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis (calcium balance in the body). (
  • Thyroid hormones, calcitonin, and calcium levels can also be measured with blood tests. (
  • It means your thyroid makes too much T3 and T4 hormone. (
  • When levels of thyroid hormones are abnormally low, the body burns energy more slowly, and vital functions, such as heartbeat and temperature regulation, slow down. (
  • The body naturally produces thyroid hormones. (
  • You may need this test if you have symptoms of thyroid problems. (
  • Many symptoms of thyroid disorder can be confused with menopause, so best to know which is which. (
  • Because symptoms of thyroid disease can mirror those of other conditions, make sure to talk with your health care professional, or an endocrinologist, if you think you have a thyroid condition. (
  • Also there are other variables that can affect the response to thyroid hormone. (
  • Tadpole skin dies autonomously in response to thyroid hormone at metamorphosis. (
  • This reveals that the patient's thyroid physiology is altered. (
  • In general, the test results discussed above indicate that the patient's thyroid physiology is altered. (
  • The normal thyroid physiology is indicated by certain biomarkers. (
  • The hypothalamus , in the base of the brain, produces thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). (
  • Puberty's trigger lies in a small part of the brain called the hypothalamus, a gland that secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). (
  • In secondary hypogonadism, the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland fail to signal the gonads to properly release sex hormones. (
  • In turn, the pituitary responds to signals from the thyroid (T3 and T4) as well as from another gland called the hypothalamus (which releases thyrotropin-releasing hormone or TRH), both of which control how the pituitary releases TSH. (
  • Some medical problems can affect either the hypothalamus or the pituitary gland, and interrupt the chain of signals from the brain to the thyroid. (
  • Were your biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T4 and Free T3, tested? (
  • Free T4 level is a more reliable indicator of the thyroid functioning than the total T4. (
  • [1] It is a glycoprotein hormone produced by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland , which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid . (
  • Calcium can be taken with other medications, with a few exceptions, most notably thyroid hormone pills. (
  • However, oral contraceptives and oth-er medications can interfere with FSH and other hormone levels. (
  • Prescription medications (and sometimes surgery) are used to adjust thyroid hormone levels. (
  • Thyroid medications are well studied and don't have an adverse affect on pregnancy. (
  • The researchers found that routine palpation in both the patients with nodular thyroid disease and healthy individuals caused a significant increase in serum levels after palpation. (
  • The authors said their results indicate that palpation might cause a transient increase in thyroid hormone levels with high levels due only to the effects of palpation. (
  • Therefore, misleading reports of hormone levels might lead to misdiagnosis and mismanagement of patients. (
  • Additionally, the authors said that in patients with previously unknown raised levels of thyroid hormones, palpation might aggravate the disease process. (
  • Does thyroid gland examination by palpation alter serum hormone levels? (
  • These hormones affect your energy levels, mood, weight, and other important parts of your health. (
  • Of these, two studies reported a decrease in TSH level and one reported an increase in the hormone levels, while in the remaining studies non-significant changes were reported. (
  • Eating cassava might lower levels of thyroid hormones . (
  • Cassava might decrease thyroid hormone levels. (
  • Laboratory tests that measure hormone levels can provide detailed information about thyroid function. (
  • During the years preceding menopause when hormone levels are fluctuation, however, these measures may lack accuracy. (
  • Many healthcare practitioners use hormone levels as a diagnostic tool for when menopause is happening. (
  • Higher fat diets increase estrogen levels (female sex hormones) in the blood, which in turn increases the growth of breast tumors. (
  • According to the result of the lab test carried on the patient, a significant deviation of the serum levels of thyroid hormones from the normal level has been noted. (
  • Anyone taking thyroid medication has to have a blood test periodically to make sure the dose he or she is taking is maintaining the right levels of thyroid hormones in the body. (
  • On medication my thyroid levels are normal and now we just monitor to make sure it stays that way. (
  • If you take levothyroxine, Synthroid, Armour, or any other form of thyroid hormone, wait 4 hours before or after taking the thyroid pill before you take the calcium pill. (
  • Synthetic forms of these hormones are used, including levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl and other brand names), liothyronine (Cytomel) or liotrix (Thyrolar). (
  • Thyroid problems are very common, with over 20 million Americans affected by some form of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association. (
  • The thyroid gland is located below the pretracheal fascia , approximately on the height of C6 to C7 . (
  • The thyroid gland is located in the lower, front of the neck. (
  • Improvement of glucose homeostasis, decrease in thyroid profile and increase in lipid profile in clinical pregnancy are likely a pregnancy-related effect. (
  • This paper evaluates the biology, clinical presentation, recurrences, and overall survival as well as the staging systems in children and adolescents with differentiated thyroid cancer. (
  • Thyroid hormones are made by the thyroid at the base of the neck. (
  • In addition, the thyroid is one of the most common sites of a second primary tumor in children who received external beam radiotherapy to the neck for the treatment of other neoplasms. (
  • One of them is the action of the thyroid gland , located in the neck. (
  • Investigation of this thyroid nodule would be the next step in the management of the patient with a neck lump. (
  • If you exhibit any symptoms that could be thy-roid-related, your healthcare practitioner will probably examine the area near your thy-roid (on your neck) to see if it is enlarged, and may request lab tests to assess thyroid function. (
  • The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple. (
  • The tumor is any size AND MAY be found beyond the thyroid gland AND is found in nearby lymph nodes around the neck (either or both sides) or between the lungs. (
  • Stage IVB -The tumor is found beyond the thyroid gland near the spinal column or around the carotid artery (in the neck), or the blood vessels between the lungs, AND MAY be in the lymph nodes. (
  • Scientists around Brian Finan from the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center at Helmholtz Zentrum München engineered chemical conjugates that deliver the desired activities of glucogen and thyroid Hormone within one molecule while at the same time the inherent harmful effects of each molecule are reduced. (
  • A sluggish thyroid together with diabetes can be another cause," says Zonszein. (
  • Other causes include diabetes, thyroid problems, some inherited conditions, and not getting enough vitamin B12 or other nutrients. (
  • Such as the adults, the differentiated thyroid carcinoma is the most commonly found, especially the papillary carcinoma. (
  • FNAC may also distinguish papillary carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma, and carcinoma metastatic to the thyroid gland, and it can be used to distinguish malignant lymphoma from other disease. (
  • TSH boosts the functioning of the thyroid gland by stimulating follicular cells pinocytose colloid to release thyroglobulin. (
  • Triostat (liothyronine sodium injection) (T3) is a thyroid hormone preparation indicated in the treatment of myxedema coma /precoma. (
  • Do not take calcium at the same time as thyroid hormone because it can affect the absorption of the thyroid hormone. (
  • Taking calcium at the same time will mean that your body won't receive the full dose of the thyroid hormone. (
  • Thus, thyroid peroxidase antibody test is used to determine whether the cause of the malfunctioning of thyroid disorder is an autoimmune disorder or not. (
  • Given that the patient has tested positive for thyroid peroxidase antibody, her thyroid disease must have been caused by an autoimmune disorder. (
  • Conjugated glucagon & thyroid hormones - novel therapeutic option for metabolic syndrome? (
  • Chemical Hybridization of Glucagon and Thyroid Hormone Optimizes Therapeutic Impact for Metabolic Disease. (
  • The thyroid controls how quickly the body burns energy (metabolic rate), makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. (
  • Kelp contains metabolic precursors of various potent hormones of the thyroid gland. (
  • There are different types of thyroid cancer. (
  • The accusations against him ranged from malpractice to false advertising, including claims that the disorder he named after himself could be treated with a synthetic hormone. (
  • Some thyroid tests that your doctor may perform are thyroid hormone tests, ultrasounds, antithyroid antibody test, and more. (
  • The thyroid peroxidase antibody test also turned positive. (
  • Elevated reverse T 3 (RT 3 ) together with low-normal TSH and low-normal T 3 , T 4 values, which is regarded as indicative for euthyroid sick syndrome, may also have to be investigated for chronic subacute thyroiditis (SAT) with output of subpotent hormones. (
  • Summing up the scientists showed that glucagon-mediated selective delivery of thyroid hormone to the liver results in coordinated actions that synergize to correct hyperlipidemia, reverse hepatic steatosis, and lower body weight through liver- and fat-specific mechanisms. (
  • The thyroid is the great regulator of body and mind. (
  • Having a low level of thyroid hormone affects your whole body. (
  • These two hormones signal the female and male sex organs (ovaries and testes, respectively) to begin releasing the appropriate sex hormones, including estrogens and testosterone, which launch the other signs of puberty in the body. (
  • sympathetic and parasympathetic impulses, hormones, body temp. (
  • Stage II -Any size tumor that HAS spread beyond the thyroid gland to other parts of the body. (
  • The most common sites for thyroid cancer to spread are the lymph nodes in other parts of the body, the bones, and the lungs. (
  • When you are stressed, your body releases hormones such as cortisol that turn on essential functions for your survival , such as higher blood pressure and rapid decision-making, while inhibiting non-essential functions, such as immune function, digestion, and protein synthesis. (
  • The excess thyroid hormones cause horrible symptoms in your body (including high blood pressure among many others) and are harmful for your baby when left untreated. (
  • The thyroid gland is an important hormone -producing gland of the human body . (
  • thus, relatively small variations may indicate thyroid disease. (
  • Thyroid disease . (
  • In people with thyroid disease, especially those needing to use thyroid hormone replacement therapy , eating cassava might make this condition worse. (
  • The most common causes of hypertension in older dogs are chronic kidney disease and hyperadrenocorticism, which is too much steroid hormone output from the adrenal gland. (
  • In this population, age, family history of thyroid disease and radiation exposure are very important factors as already shown in various series [ 4 - 6 ], especially after the Chernobyl accident, when a substantial increase in the incidence of thyroid carcinoma in children exposed to radiation was documented [ 7 ]. (
  • Besides being a rare disease, the differentiated thyroid carcinoma accounts for about 0.5-3% of all malignancies in the pediatric population [ 8 ]. (
  • The doctor who ordered only TSH doesn't understand thyroid disease, I take it. (
  • She doesn't fully understand thyroid disease and definitely doesn't understand Hashimoto's. (
  • Thyroid disease affects as many as 30 million Americans, and more than half remain undiagnosed. (
  • Undiagnosed thyroid issues can also place a person at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, infertility and other serious conditions. (
  • What Causes Thyroid Disease? (
  • What Are Common Thyroid Disease Symptoms? (
  • Treatment for thyroid disease varies depending on the specific condition. (
  • A Longwood doctor who claimed to have discovered a new disease and prescribed a potent thyroid-stimulating drug to treat it was severely reprimanded Friday by the Florida Board of Medicine. (
  • Many women have an underachieve thyroid at Menopause, and progesterone certainly supports thyroid function, but could these help too? (
  • Bioidentical progesterone supports thyroid function and can be extremely helpful, but did you know that everyday dietary items can also make a difference? (
  • Eating cassava might expose the infant to chemicals that can affect thyroid function. (
  • Thyroid function does not appear to be affected (see blood test abnormalities). (
  • However, some practitioners feel that the typical thyroid test results may not be an accurate indicator of thyroid function because they do not account for the intracellu-lar effects of the hormone. (
  • If the thyroid does not function correctly, it can affect every possible aspect of a person's life. (
  • They can show a change in thyroid function. (
  • If this happens, the thyroid gland doesn't get the message to make thyroid hormones, even though it is able to function perfectly. (
  • In the US, around 350 individuals aged less than 20 years receive the diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma annually [ 9 ]. (
  • The main 2 work horses in the diagnosis of a thyroid lump would be the (1) Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and the (2) Ultrasonography of the thyroid. (
  • According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, about one in eight women will develop a thyroid problem in her lifetime, and many women find that bioidentical progesterone helps with the symptoms. (
  • TSH should not be used to determine thyroid med dosage because TSH frequently becomes suppressed when taking thyroid med. (
  • Remarkably, all of these developmental programs are mediated entirely by one molecule: thyroid hormone. (
  • Dorsomedial to the thyroid gland, there is the recurrent laryngeal nerve , lateral to it you can find the carotid sheath (risk of injury during goiter surgery). (
  • The liver-directed thyroid hormone action overrides the diabetogenic liability of local glucagon action resulting in a net improvement of glycemic control, while glucagon-mediated delivery spares adverse action of thyroid hormone, notably on the cardiovascular system. (

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