Pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins

  • B. R. Smith
  • R. Hall
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Abstract

Thyroid function can be stimulated by several macromolecules, including pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), human chorionic thyrotrophin (HCT), human molar thyrotophin (HMT) and a population of thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins. This paper attempts to review concisely the properties of these thyroid stimulators.

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© Institute of Biology Endowment Trust Fund 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Smith
    • 1
  • R. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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